ZAGREB, February 25, 2018 – Croatian inventors and entrepreneurs have won 11 awards at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) in Kuala Lumpur, including the main prize, two golds, two silvers and three bronzes, for seven inventions and new products, the Zagreb Alliance of Inventors said on Saturday.
Vjekoslav Majetić of the DOK-ING company was the best Croatian exhibitor, winning the main prize and a gold medal.
Croatia’s exhibition area was voted the second best, with the organisers presenting the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) and the Zagreb Alliance of Inventors with a special award.
About 600 inventions from Malaysia and 17 countries from Southeast Asia and Europe were present at the fair.
As part of HGK’s 15th Innovation Mission, Croatian inventors met with Asian entrepreneurs to commercialise Croatian inventions and encourage business cooperation between Croatia, Malaysia and Southeast Asia. At the Croatian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, talks were held with a Bangladeshi state delegation interested in commercialising the products of DOK-ING, which makes robotised and special purposes systems and equipment, and Priroda Liječi, a manufacturer of natural cosmetic products.
Next year, Croatia will be the partner country at 18th MTE. It will be the first time the international expo on inventions and innovations has a partner country and the tenth time that Croatia participates in the event.
The Croatian delegation also presented the 43rd Croatian exhibition of inventions INOVA – BUDI UZOR 2018, to be held in Zagreb in November and, according to promises from national delegation heads, likely to draw numerous inventors from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Iran and Taiwan.