Submissions are processed throughe-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Women who have applied or registered for domestic or overseas industrial property rights are eligible to participate in KIWIE.
About KIWIE 2021
Judges will evaluate inventions by referring to judge materials
Online Live Streaming (Anyone to join)
Up to 3 entries allowed when submitting the partipation fee *Entry fee is $100, which is not included a remittance charge.
Judges will evaluate inventions by referring to the poster and invention video. *The KWIA, an organizer, will create the invention poster where the description of an invention. Judges, then, will evaluate inventions by referring to the poster and invention.
Korea International Women's Invention Exposition Prize
The exposition also enhances women inventors' prestige and competitiveness by giving such authoritative awards.
Grand Prize, Semi-Grand Prize, Gold · Silver · Bronze
Commissioner Award of the Korean Intellectual Property Office
Director General Award of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Ministerial Award of Science and ICT
Ministerial Award of Trade, Industry and Energy
Ministerial Award of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,
Ministerial Award of Gender Equality & Family,
Ministerial Award of SMEs and Startups
Mayor Award of the Seoul Metropolitan Government
Governor Award of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government
STEP 01 Submit the Application Form via email
Download the Application Form from website
STEP 02 Notification of eligibility screening results
The submitted entry form will be screened to confirm the qualifications.
STEP 03 Confirmation of Participation and make a payment
The invoice with the registration number will be issued.
STEP 04 Submit the invention video with script & Invention Shipping
Please see the below.
Entry Form of KIWIE 2021
Patent Documents : Certificate of Patent or Certificate of Application
Two (2) Photographs of each invention
until 23(Fri), July
Invention video with script
The video playtime should be no more than 2 minutes in length (official language is English)
The video script should be submitted
Send your invention video at email@example.com by July 30 (Fri), 2021
If you fail to attach the video on email, you can upload it to Youtube and share us the link.
The above materials will be posted on online exhibition on the KIWIE's website for promotional purposes. If you do not want to exhibit online, please let know the organizer in advance.
until 30(Fri), July
Those who would like to send the inventions to Korea must notify the organizer in advance.
The invention submitted will not be returned to participants.
Shipping costs are the participants responsibility.
until 6(Fri), August
About Online Exhibition
All the entries will be listed on the Online Exhibition on the KIWIE's website *If you are unsure whether a representation is legitimate or not, participant must notify the organizer in advance.
Following information shall be presented : Organization Information, Invention Descriptions (including photos and Invention Videos)
Paid advertisements using SNS media such as Google, Facebook and YouTube for a week after opening to attract online visitors
Korea International Women's Invention Exposition 2021 Participation Rules
Article 1. Definition of terms
① Organizer: Korea Women Inventors Association
② KIWIE is the acronym for the Korea International Women's Invention Exposition
③ Participant: The term 'participant' includes all individuals, organizations, agents of any individual company who have applied and paid for the purpose of participating in Korea International Women's Invention Exposition
④ Women's Invention: Invention must be applied or registered of domestic or overseas industrial property rights by women.
Article 2. (Entry Fee)
① Entry fees are as follows.
Korea International Women's Invention Exposition
Based on 3 inventions (100 USD)
Number of Inventions
1 to 3
4 to 6
7 to 9
19 to 21
Article 3. Eligibility Screening & Payment
① The submitted entry form and attachments will be screened to confirm the qualifications.
② Registration Number for each invention will be given along with the invoice.
③ If the payment of the entry fee is not completed within the deadline, the application will be canceled.
Article 4. Cancellation
In case of cancellation, the participants should submit a request to the organizer for approval by written notice. The following cancellation fee is charged.
* Full Refund within 30 days
* Refund of 50 percent within 20 days
* No Refund within 19 days
Article 5. Online Exhibition
① All the entries will be listed on the Online Exhibition on the KIWIE's website.
* If you are unsure whether a representation is legitimate or not, participant must notify the organizer in advance.
② The organizer accepts no responsibility for any translation errors in the online and offline.
Article 6. Proxy Participation
① ‘Proxy Participation’ refers to the process that those willing to participate submit inventions in advance to the an organizer(KWIA), and then the KWIA exhibits and manages them by proxy during the exposition.
② In any of the following cases, the evaluation may be taken based on the entry form and other attachments such as photos or the invention presentation video only.
a) If an invention has no physical form.
b) If it is unlikely to ship an invention by air due to its size and/or weight or its risk of breakage.
Article 7. Invention Shipping
① Those who would like to send the inventions to Korea must notify the organizer in advance.
② The invention submitted will not be returned to participant.
③ Shipping costs are the participants responsibility.
④ The organizer accepts no responsibility for any loss, theft, damage, etc. caused during shipping.
⑤ Participants should check in advance the rules and regulations on shipping and delivery (i.e. max weights and sizes, taxes, etc.) and no responsibility for the failure of shipping and delivery is on the organizer.
⑥ Types of Delivery Service: Global express delivery service such as DHL, FedEx, and etc.
⑦ Where to send: Office of KIWIE 2021 (82-2-6205-0526) 6F of Korea Intellectual Property Service Center 131 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06133