The Innovation Gala: iENA Nuremberg, Where Ideas Spark the Future

iENA Nuremberg– International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions, New Products / Start-up, Financing, SuccessioniENA Nuremberg

The iENA trade fair in Nuremberg is THE trade fair for inventors, innovative companies and licensees from all over the world and offers an ideal platform for presenting and marketing more than 850 clever inventions and exciting product ideas.

The thematic arc of the inventors’ fair in Nuremberg stretches from high-tech to low-tech and includes a wide variety of areas, from environmental protection, mechanical engineering and energy technology to the promotional products industry, IT/electronics and medical technology to agriculture and household.

The top-class lectures and discussion rounds at the Innovations Fair in Nuremberg, such as the iENA innovation seminar and the iENA START symposium, set additional technical accents and give inventors and start-ups valuable support in the development and implementation of ideas and products.

The iENA Nuremberg trade fair is accompanied on the last two days of the event by the START Nuremberg trade fair.

In addition to the ideas fair, it offers many suggestions, tips and offers for everything to do with founding a company, financing and succession, as well as the trend topic of franchising.

iENA Nuremberg: Igniting Inventiveness and Innovation

Welcome to iENA Nuremberg, the renowned international trade fair for ideas, inventions, and new products. Held in Nuremberg, Germany, iENA brings together inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry professionals from around the globe to showcase their groundbreaking innovations and explore new opportunities for collaboration. With its vibrant exhibition, expert forums, and networking events, iENA Nuremberg fuels creativity and fosters a culture of innovation.

Key Features:

1. Inventor’s Showcase: iENA Nuremberg provides inventors with a dedicated platform to present their groundbreaking ideas and inventions. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of innovative products and technologies across various sectors, including engineering, electronics, healthcare, energy, and consumer goods. Attendees have the opportunity to witness the ingenuity and creativity of inventors from different backgrounds.

2. International Participation: iENA Nuremberg is a truly international event, attracting inventors, researchers, and industry professionals from all corners of the world. The diverse global participation creates a rich environment for cross-cultural exchange, knowledge sharing, and potential collaborations. Attendees can explore a wide range of inventions and innovations from different countries, gaining insights into the global landscape of inventiveness.

3. Expert Panels and Forums: The trade fair features expert panels, forums, and presentations where industry leaders, inventors, and innovation experts share their knowledge and insights. These sessions cover a wide range of topics, including intellectual property rights, patenting, funding opportunities, market trends, and commercialization strategies. iENA Nuremberg provides valuable information and guidance for inventors to navigate the complexities of bringing their ideas to market.

4. Networking and Business Opportunities: iENA Nuremberg offers ample networking opportunities for inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry representatives. The trade fair facilitates connections and partnerships that can lead to licensing agreements, investment opportunities, and distribution channels for innovative products. Attendees can engage in fruitful discussions, build relationships, and explore potential collaborations that drive their inventions towards commercial success.

5. Innovation Awards: iENA Nuremberg recognizes and celebrates exceptional inventors through its prestigious innovation awards. The awards honor groundbreaking inventions in various categories, highlighting the most outstanding and impactful innovations showcased at the trade fair. The recognition not only offers inventors validation for their work but also serves as a catalyst for further development and market recognition.

6. Technology Transfer and Knowledge Exchange: iENA Nuremberg actively promotes technology transfer and knowledge exchange between inventors, research institutions, and industry. The trade fair fosters collaboration and facilitates the transfer of innovative technologies from the academic and research sectors to the commercial market. This synergy drives innovation and accelerates the development of groundbreaking solutions to real-world challenges.

7. Public Engagement: iENA Nuremberg welcomes a wide range of visitors, including industry professionals, investors, potential buyers, and the general public. This inclusivity allows inventors to showcase their innovations to a diverse audience, gather feedback, and generate public interest in their inventions. The trade fair serves as a platform for inventors to gain visibility, inspire others, and create a positive impact on society.

iENA Nuremberg stands as a beacon of inventiveness and innovation, empowering inventors to bring their visionary ideas to life. With its inventor’s showcase, international participation, expert forums, networking opportunities, innovation awards, focus on technology transfer, and public engagement, iENA Nuremberg remains at the forefront of fostering creativity, collaboration, and commercialization of groundbreaking inventions. Join us at iENA Nuremberg and immerse yourself in a world of remarkable innovations that shape the future.


What do inline-skates, wheeled suitcases and folding bicycles have in common?

They were presented at the iENA and discovered for the market.

Since its implementation in 1948 more than 30,000 inventions were presented to the public within the scope of the specialized fair iENA.

A visit to the international leading trade fair for inventing, the iENA promises the direct contact with innovative thinkers and inventors from around the globe.

At the iENA you will have the chance to obtain information about novelties and inventions across all sectors of the industry.

Here you can find solutions for almost all problems or questions.

For 70% of the trade visitors from 40 countries (2019), the iENA is the only event which they attend to keep themselves abreast of innovations and inventions.

Tradition and Future: iENA celebrates 2020 its 72nd anniversary – and can look back on a long, successful history.

It started off small, and in the first years essentially represented a showcase for bizarre and whimsical ideas.

Today, it is the most important international trade fair for the inventor community, and Germany’s only inventor fair with a true global image.

The huge amount of interest from inventors, associations and organizations associated with inventions of all types and the new cooperation with the START Messe Bavaria, which will take place for the first time in collaboration with iENA, certainly point to a strong anniversary fair.

iENA and Covid-19

The event will take place as a live exhibition and will feature strict Covid-19 prevention measures, including the latest entry regulations.

Among the safety measures that will be put in place are social distancing, mandatory mask wear, and pre-registration.

Between participants, a social distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.

They must also complete a registration form ahead of time and provide complete contact information.

The contact form must contain full names, phone numbers, and email addresses.

In indoor areas, apart from exhibition stands, attendees must wear masks.

The iENA will take place on 3 days from Saturday, 26. October to Monday, 28. October 2024 in Nuremberg.

Participants can expect strict COVID-19 safety measures to be installed at the venue.

Latest information about Covid-19 & Health policy in Messe Nuremberg center

Industry sector

Technologies, Inventions, Innovations

Main product group

Inventions, Research and Development, Financing, Management Consulting, Starting up in Business, Franchising

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“FAQ – Frequently Asked Question”

When is taking place iENA?

The iENA will take place on 3 days from Saturday, 26. October to Monday, 28. October 2024 in Nuremberg. It is usually in the month of October. annually

What is exhibited at iENA?

At iENA – International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions, New Products / Start-up, Financing, Succession, there are appointments with national and international exhibitors for Technologies, Inventions, Innovations, …

Where is taking place iENA?

iENA takes place in Nuremberg, Germany and is held at Nuremberg exhibition center


Nuremberg exhibition center

26.10.2024 – 28.10.2024
Saturday – Monday, 3 days

Past editions:

  • 28. – 30. October 2023
  • 27. – 30. October 2022



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How to get to iENA

on_foot On foot:

Nuremberg Airport – not advisable

Nuremberg Central Station – 1 hr via Allersberger Strasse

BY Car By car:

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via B4R

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via Münchener Strasse

BY Public Transport By public transport:

Nuremberg Airport – 30 mins via U-Bahns U2 and U1

Nuremberg Central Station – 10 mins via U-Bahn U1