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Taiwan has largest presence among foreign countries at French fair

2012/04/28 19:42:31

Paris, April 28 (CNA) The Taiwan delegation to the annual Concour Lepine invention fair in France's capital submitted the most number of entries among foreign countries, the fair's President Gerard Dorey said Saturday.

Over the years, the number of inventions submitted by Taiwan to the annual invention fair has been increasing, with a total of 64 inventions being submitted this year, Dorey said.

This year, Taiwan's exhibition space covers 112 square meters, which is bigger than the country's pavilion in 2011, Dorey said, adding Taiwan has attended the Paris fair for three consecutive years.

More Taiwanese people know about the Concour Lepine invention fair these days, which is why the number of entries from Taiwan has been increasing annually, said Hsu Yi-chuan, an associate professor at National United University's Department of Industrial Design, who has headed Taiwan's delegation for the last two years.

Among the Taiwanese inventions at the show are a pair of baby shoes designed by Hsu that can be readjusted by parents to fit their growing infant's feet.

Other designs include a clothes hanger that can adapt to different sizes of clothing, a mobile LED lamp, and a smart natural gas system.

The 111th Concours Lepine will run from April 28 until May 8, with an award ceremony scheduled for May 7.

(By Luo Yuan-shao and C.J. Lin)