Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Last April two Peruvian inventions were awarded a gold and a bronze medal at the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions held in Geneva, Switzerland. As known this is an important international and high level competitiveness contest.
The inventor Eduardo Gonzales received a gold medal for a ‘hydraulic power transformer’. The invention then was a finalist for the top prize (Grand Prix).The said invention aims to achieve sustainable development for Peru by using hydraulic energy of the river banks and turn it into electrical energy, avoiding modifying the natural course of the rivers.
The other invention that was also awarded a medal (bronze) was a ‘method of leaching concentrates of copper with oxygen and sulfonic acid, to obtain electrolytic copper.’
These two inventions had previously won the XIII National Invention Contest organized by the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) and the National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Concytec). Their travel expenses to Geneva were covered by both Institutions as part of the national award.
This national contest aims to “encourage, recognize and reward creativity, ingenuity and inventive talent of the Peruvians; besides encouraging the use of the patent system for protecting inventions.”