KIWIE which stands for Korea International Women's Invention Exposition is a platform that accommodates women's creative ideas and supports women inventors to grow as economic subjects. This event lasts for three days August 25 – August 27 at Hall 4, Exhibition Center 1 (KINTEX).
KIWIE is one of the few festivals celebrating female inventors and inventions in the world. All these years, KIWIE has driven the growth of female inventors for more than a decade by exhibiting and awarding patented technologies and inventions done by the women of South Korea and other countries such as Poland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Iran, etc.
KIWIE aims to increase youth's interest in innovation activities and strengthen the foundation for innovation for women. This activity also facilitates meetings between female inventors at home and abroad and builds a global network for them.
By holding this event, it is hoped that women can evaluate the technology, invention products, and patents that have been developed by women at home and abroad and appreciate them through awards. This activity is also an opportunity to promote the innovations that have been developed by female inventors.
Organized by the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Korean Women Inventors' Association (KWIA). KWIA has been established since 1993 and has obtained the establishment authorization by the Korean Intellectual Property Office in 1999 to carry out promotional activities for the findings of female inventors.
On the scale of participation, the Korea International Women's Invention Exhibition in 2017 succeeded in bringing in 217 companies, and the Korea International Women's Invention Competition succeeded in bringing in 274 inventions, a total of 164 inventions from Korea and 110 inventions from 16 countries.
According to feb.unair.ac.id & ifia.com