KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (MNA) – The 20th International Invention, Innovation, and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2009) kicked off on Friday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center with 60 Iranian inventors and innovators taking part in the event.

Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Maximus Ongkili addressed the opening ceremony of the expo, stating that the event is a great opportunity for the participant countries to introduce their latest achievements and innovations, IRNA reported.

 

The expo which will run till May 17 showcases over 600 inventions from countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.

 

The fair is predicted to have more than 15,000 visitors this year.

 

ITEX is the region’s leading exhibition to showcase new inventions, new technologies and products, with the aim to secure investment, manufacturing and commercialization prospects and partners.

 

The exhibition brings together a showcase of inventions and innovations by universities, research institutions, and individual inventors and from the corporate sectors from the ASEAN, Asia and Europe countries.

 

Held annually and in its 20th series, ITEX is organized by MINDS (Malaysian Invention & Design Society), the largest body in Malaysia representing individuals, universities and companies who pursue excellence in invention, creativity, research, development and industrial design.

 

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