Taiwan bags 40 golds at largest US invention fair


PITTSBURGH–A Taiwanese delegation won 40 gold medals and seven special prizes at the Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX) held in the U.S. city of Pittsburgh Friday.

Taiwan won 40 golds, 28 silvers and seven special awards at the fair, and received an Ambassador Award for excellent performances and active participation in the fair over the years.

The country submitted 89 inventions to America’s largest invention fair this year, but it was an invention by a National Chin-Yi University of Technology (NCUT) research team that stood out from the rest to clinch the INPEX Grand Prix-1st Runner Up prize and Best Invention of the Far East award.

An energy-saving device invented by NCUT’s Institute of Innovation Technology and Information Management research team led by Weng Kuo-liang, an associate professor, is the first from Taiwan to win the runner up award.