Taiwan inventions win big in Ukraine
CNATAIPEI -- Taiwanese inventors have won a total of 141 medals, including 69 gold, at the 9th International Salon of Inventions and New Technologies in the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol.
September 30, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
The Taiwan delegation, assembled by the Taipei-based Chinese Innovation and Invention Society (CIIS), won 52 silver and 20 bronze medals and another three special prizes, making it the second-biggest winner after the host country, the CIIS said.
A total of 580 new inventions were presented by 37 countries at the three-day exhibition, which concluded Saturday. The inventions included 172 entries from Taiwan.
One of Taiwan's special prize winners is an environmentally friendly lunch box made from polylactic acid (PLA), a plastic substitute derived from corn starch.
Designed by students of Tajen University in Pingtung, the bio-degradable lunch box comes with a bowl and cutlery — a fork, spoon and pair of chopsticks.
A team of young inventors from Chung Hua University in Hsinchu won a gold medal with their improved strapless bras that are comfortable and slip-free.
The team included an exchange student from Ukraine, who reportedly chose to study in Taiwan in order to learn from the country's innovative capability.