Ever since lifting its curtains in 1989, the annually organized ITEX has changed the course showcasing modern inventions. The days of understated celebrations for the birth of an invention became something of the past. Gathering the world’s most prolific inventors from Asia to Europe, ITEX provides a platform for such communities to flaunt their discoveries. Attended by a plethora of invention enthusiasts, the “Eureka” moments of each invention are celebrated by thousands who flock this event. The ever increasing attention from business communities gives ITEX an extra edge. Thousands of what started as merely backyard inventions are today commercialized thanks to the exposure from ITEX.
The founding members of ITEX firmly believe in granting unique inventions the recognitions that it deserves. Equipped with that intention, and then came about the Invention and Design Competition.Each year, local and international inventors compete against each other to get their hands on the awards from multiple categories. These winning inventions stand to gain maximum recognition and to be on the launch pad to attract business opportunities.
These concurrent exhibitions serve as the platforms for young inventors to showcase their inventions and inventive spirit to an international audience. The exhibitions bring the young inventors to compete at an international level that encourages inventiveness from young age.
“A Country that Thrives in Invention, Thrive in its Economy”
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak.
“ITEX has undoubtedly gained many achievements and more importantly has given prominence to thousands of inventions locally and internationally including young budding inventors via MYIE and AYIE”
(excerpts from Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak’ congratulatory message to Award winners)