Creativity & Innovation


 International Invention Fair

International Forum of Graduates

Budapest Fair Center, 9th - 13 th of September 2009

Refreshed: 05. 10. 2009

International organizer: IFIA National organizer:
This event is connected with the “European Year of Creativity & Innovation”


Opening Ceremony of GENIUS events > > > video report here

GENIUS Banquet: singing of IFIA delegates > > > video report here

Award Ceremony: Initiation of the new Commander of the International Order of Merit the Inventors: Dr. Farag Moussa > > > video report here GENIUS Prize Giving > > > video report here

Here is the list of IFIA members' presentation inventions and the participant list of the International Forum of Graduates.



·         This will be a demonstration of the creativity and innovation, which are the best resources for a better world.

·         This event is connected with the “European Year of Creativity & Innovation”.

·         This event is connected with the 113th Budapest International Fair (BNV).

·         Presentation of new inventions and forum for graduates.

·         A competition for inventors  and graduates to be based on the spirit of the Intellectual Olympiad.

·         A marketplace of inventions.

·         Exhibition area free of charge for the collective presentation of IFIA members and Hungarian independent inventors.

·         Celebration of the 20th Jubilee of MAFE Founding and conferring of Dr. Farag Moussa as Commander of the International Order of Merit of the Inventors


Definition of the GENIUS-EUROPE:

This is the seventh GENIUS, a competition of inventors, graduates and a solemn event in Budapest on the occasion of the European Year of Creativity & Innovation as well as on the Internet at: This is simultaneously a market place of inventions  made on the basis of patents.


Organized by: The Association of Hungarian Inventors (MAFE) and the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA)

The Association of Hungarian Inventors (MAFE) is a non-profit, public welfare organization. It was refunded in 1989 in the beginning of democratic transformation period. Between 1945 and 1989 under the communist regime the inventors did not have any organization in Hungary. The Association is a member of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).

 MAFE represents more than 5 000 inventors and MEFE has eight hundreds active members. The President of the Association is Csaba Szántay, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, one of the most famous Hungarian scientists and inventor. The Secretary General is András Vedres, the President of IFIA


IFIA is the universal acronym for the International Federation of Inventors' Associations, a non-profit and non-governmental organization created in 1968. Today, IFIA has near 300 members from more than 80 countries. It is the only organization which groups inventors associations worldwide, and as such a unique spokesman for inventors.

IFIA enjoys observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Office (SACEPO), in Munich, Germany.

IFIA's objectives are to improve the status of inventors at national and international levels, and to promote cooperation between inventors associations.

General Director of GENIUS:

VEDRES, András

Mailing address: P.O. Box: 319, H-1591 Budapest, Hungary

Tel.: + (36 20) 945 80 78; Fax: + (36 1) 422 0936



  The previously organized GENIUS events in Budapest:

MAFE had organized the first GENIUS International Fair of Inventions to commemorate the centenary of the Hungarian Patent Law in 1996. More than 300 inventions from twenty countries were exhibited.

 To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA), MAFE had organized second GENIUS - First Inventors' Olympiad - International Fair of Inventions, and Jubilee IFIA GA with world conference in 1998. Inventors participating in this event came from nearly fifty countries. Some fifty thousand people visited the exhibition.

 The third GENIUS was in 2000 on the occasion of the Hungarian Millennium presented 439 inventions from 39 countries.

 MAFE had organized the fourth GENIUS exhibition in 2002. The message of this event was the importance of environmental protection. More than 300 environmental inventions from 80 countries (IFIA collection of 1000inventions) were good evidences.

 The fifths GENIUS had been organized on the occasion of the European Union’s enlargement in 2004. There were thousand inventions and works of art together presented.

 The sixth GENIUS (2006) had been organized on the occasion of the opening of the IFIA Office in Budapest (420 items from 20 counties).

Site and date: Budapest Fair Center, 9th to 13th September 2009

The Budapest Fair Centre lies on an area of 36 hectares. It welcomes partners on a 60 000 sqm gross indoor exhibition area and 50 000 sqm free area. The Budapest Fair Centre provides an environment of high quality and excellent standard as well as reliable services for nearly 30 exhibitions and venues a year. Its areas are suitable for organizing meetings for 15-50 participants, conferences for a few hundred attendees, or even congresses for several thousand participants.

Venue of the GENIUS-EUROPE is the Hall 16 (see on the map.)

Address: 1101 Budapest Albertirsai út 10. (Expo tér 1.) Hal 16. See on the map.


Inventions can be exhibited only if they have been invented, or innovated less than five years ago or were not used earlier than five years ago, independently of the patent protection form or the territory where the protection is in force. In this respect all technical creations are considered to be an invention, including the industrial designs, new species of plants or animals and the computer software that have a strictly technical application.


The participants on International Forum of Graduates must be accompanied persons of an IFIA organization which presented inventions on the GENIUS. Their diploma work must be prepared in technical field no late than 2008. They may be normal or PhD graduates.


The application is closed. Here is the list of IFIA members' presentation inventions and the participant list of the International Forum of Graduates.


Facilities (Booth and hotel):

IFIA members (inventor, creator organizations) are entitled to get  a 1 square meters carpeted show area per invention (consisting of a wall, showcase) free of charge. IFIA members are  entitled to get 1 wall/poster to show diploma work on separate its booth.

The hotel accommodation (a double room; September 8-13, at Hotel ZUGLO)  of the leader of an IFIA delegation which presented inventions on GENIUS-EUROPE will cover by Organizer. The hotel accommodations (maximum 2 double room; September 8-13, at Hotel ZUGLO) for the graduates (maximum 4 persons/IFIA organization) will cover by Organizer. The IFIA organizations will receive travel compensation USD250/graduate (limitation maximum to 4 graduates per IFIA organization).

The hotel cost of the other IFIA participants will be reduced (Hotel ZUGLO, single €35, double €56 and triple €84 with buffet breakfast + wellness) ordering by the Organizer.  The breakfast for the Muslims will be delivered in the evening respect to the Ramadan.

The evaluation, the jury and the awards:

The inventions will be evaluated according to their inventiveness (with weighting of 35 %), possible future benefits (with weighting of 35 %) and quality of display and presentation (with weighting of 30 %). The winner in each section will receive GENIUS-EUROPE prize. The other qualified inventors will receive medals.

The GENIUS Jury evaluates the inventions and works of graduates. The President of GENIUS Jury is: Dr. Jerzy Polaczek (Poland), Vice President Yasser Saada (Syria) and members the representatives of IFIA exhibitors which present more than 5 inventions except from Poland and Syria.

 The Sections of the GENIUS

Inventions, grouped according to the International Patent Classification:

- Section A-1: Human Necessities I. (e.g. agriculture, foodstuffs, personal or domestic articles)

- Section A-2: Human Necessities II. (e.g. health, amusement, sports, games etc.)

- Section B: Performing Operations, Transporting (e.g. separating, mixing, shaping, printing, transporting etc.)

- Section C: Chemistry, Metallurgy

- Section D: Textiles, Paper

- Section E: Fixed Constructions (e.g. building, mining etc.)

- Section F: Mechanical Engineering, Lighting, Heating, and Weapons

- Section G-1: Physics I. (e.g. instruments, photography, cinematography, musical instruments, nucleotics etc.)

- Section G-2: Physics II. (e.g. controlling, computing, computer software that have a strictly technical application, educating)

- Section H: Electricity

The evaluation of diploma work will take place poster presentation and short (maximum 5 minutes) English presentation on The Forum which will be organized on September 10 11:00 hours at Conference Hall of Budapest Fair Center. The authors of the best of 6 diploma works will receive cash prize and others diplomas and medals.

The Award Ceremony will be organized on 12 September, 18:30 hours (Conference Hall of Budapest Fair Center), this event will be the celebration of Dr. Farag Moussa the Honorary President of IFIA. The Gala Banquet will be organized after the Ceremony at the Mirror Restaurant of Budapest Fair Center.

Practical information:

Opening hours:

The GENIUS opens on 9th September 2009 at 10 a.m. and closes on 13th September 2009 6 p.m.

Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The exhibitors will get permanent entry cards and drive in permit for assembly. The way of the first entry: on 8 September at 8:00 - 19:00 in Hall K (behind of EXPO Hotel tower, parking there) at the GENIUS desk. You can drive in with this bar code permit trough the Gate 6. See on the map.


Rules of exhibiting:

The exhibitor may not extend beyond the floor space rented and may only place his/her own advertisements there. Only one topic can be presented on 1 sqm. booth space.

The working language of the Exhibition is English and/or Hungarian.

The decoration, advertisements etc. may only be placed on the designated surfaces (inner stand walls) by hanging. The use of any adhesives, stapling, drilling or hammering nails will damage the surfaces. The exhibitor must pay for the repair of any damage caused.

The exhibitor's objects may only be put within the floor space rented. The exhibitor's sound and light effects may only be effective within their own stand space without disturbing neighboring stands. Smoking is only permitted at designated areas. The booths should be cleaned by the exhibitors, the cleaning of the Hall will be provided by the organizers.
Guarding of the Hall outside of opening hours will be provided by the Organizer.


The booths can be assembled on 8th September 2009 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Exhibition Hall is easily accessed by vehicles for assembling and dismantling only.


All exhibited materials should be removed on 13th September 2009 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. The organizers may destroy all materials left there after this time.


The cars of the exhibitors can be parked in the area of the Fair Center.


Opening Ceremony: 9 September, 10 a.m. at Hal 16 for everybody.

MAFE Jubilee Ceremony : 9 September, 18:30 at Conference Hall of Budapest Fair Center for everybody.

Award Ceremony and conferring of Dr. Farag Moussa as the Commander of the International Order of Merit of the Inventors: 12 September, 18:30 at Conference Hall of Budapest Fair Center for everybody.

Banquet: 12 September, 20:30 at Mirror Restaurant Hall of Budapest Fair Center for invited persons.

Passport and visa

Foreign participants traveling to Hungary are required to hold a passport and except for citizens of European Union, a valid Visa. Please check visa regulations between your country and Hungary when making travel arrangements.

Currency, exchange, credit cards

The official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). The exchange rate: 1 EURO is about 285 - 300 HUF (July 2009),

American Express, Visa, Dinners Club, Mastercard, Eurocard and others are accepted in most hotels, restaurants etc.


The climate during September in Hungary is mild with temperatures around 20-28 °C.

Internet info:


Fair Centre:

Hotel ZUGLO: