Taiwan Wins 56 Medals in 2015 Nuremberg Invention Exhibition

Taiwan Wins 56 Medals in 2015 Nuremberg Invention Exhibition
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National Chin-Yi University of Technology was awarded the Special Prize for a life jacket that is traceable and has a warning function. The Special Prize symbolizes the highest honor awarded by the Nuremberg Invention Exhibition conference. The prize hasn’t been awarded for two years and was given to Chin-Yi University of Technology this year.

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Winners of 2015 Nuremberg International Invention Exhibition were announced yesterday and Taiwan won 12 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze medals out of more than 700 pieces of works from 36 countries.

Among the gold medal winners, National Chin-Yi University of Technology was awarded the Special Prize for a life jacket that is traceable and has a warning function.

Apple Daily reports, the Special Prize symbolizes the highest honor awarded by the Nuremberg Invention Exhibition conference. The prize hasn’t been awarded for two years and was finally given to Chin-Yi University of Technology this year.

Guan Yen-de, professor of Chin-Yi University of Technology, says in an interview that the life jacket is embedded with sheet metal, LED lights and a GPS so if it falls into the sea, the appliance will generate electricity and light up the life jacket, initiating the GPS function.

The youngest gold medalist from Taiwan is Chen Wei-hou, a ninth-grade aboriginal student from Bin Mao junior high school, Taitung County.

CNA reports, the instructor Lin Zi-feng says that Chen and other students found that children aged three to five grow so fast that they have to buy new shoes once every six months, which is too expensive for many aboriginal families. A pair of shoes that can grow with the child can save money and be eco-friendly.

CNA reports, the instructor Lin Zi-feng says that Chen and other students found that children aged three to five grow so fast that they have to buy new shoes once every six months, which is too expensive for many aboriginal families. A pair of shoes that can grow with the child can save money and be eco-friendly.

Lin says, they will research on how to improve the softness, strength, durability and other aspects, hoping to promote the design to the market.

Liberty Times reports, leader of the Taiwanese representatives, Gao Yu-fa, says among the 700 pieces of works displayed, Taiwan only accounted for 75 pieces, which is only half of the most amount of works Taiwan exhibited in the past. This decrease is associated with the Ministry of Education’s reduction in subsidies.

Gao also notes that China had more than 200 pieces of works participating in the competition. This number is far beyond the amount other countries exhibit, so the organizer decided not to rank the total number of prizes among the participating countries.

Translated by June
Edited by Olivia Yang

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