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Taiwan runs away with 62 awards at invention exposition

Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan bagged 23 gold medals, 31 silver medals and eight special awards, including the Largest Delegation Award, at the 31st Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX), which ran from Tuesday to Thursday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 700 inventions from 22 countries were showcased at the three-day show, and 74 of them were from Taiwan, which won the most medals of any country represented at the show for the fifth consecutive year.

Hong Wei Technology Group won a gold medal and a special award for Best Invention of the Far East for the GoodARCH feminine napkin, for its advanced hygienic properties and permeability.

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation founder Dharma Master Cheng Yen (證嚴法師) was awarded a special award for the foundation’s efforts on inventions related to rescue and relief work.

This year’s youngest prize winner in Taiwan’s delegation was a student at the affiliated junior high school of Kuang Jen Catholic High School, whose invention, a small desktop basketball hoop, was popular in the fair and won the student a silver medal.

Some Taiwanese inventions have interested companies in the US and are being commercialized.

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