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Taiwan captures 24 gold at Geneva international invention show
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Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Taiwan won 24 gold, 13 silver, 8 bronze and 5 special medals on Friday at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, the Taiwan Invention Association said in a statement on Saturday.

The association, which organizes Taiwan's delegation to the annual event, said Taiwanese inventors presented a total of 43 new products at the exhibition that opened in Geneva on March 29 and will run through April 2.

Taiwan Invention Association chief Chen Tsung-tai said some of the award-winning works are products of cross-sector cooperation.

"The coordinated efforts of the business sector, academia and government have boosted Taiwan's innovation," he said.

Taiwan has taken part in the Geneva invention exhibition on a regular basis and often comes away with dozens of medals. Last year, Taiwanese exhibitors grabbed 25 gold, 20 silver and 8 bronze medals, as well as seven special awards.

A total of 725 exhibitors from 40 countries participated in this year's show, with around a thousand new products showcased.

About 80 percent of the inventors represent businesses, universities or research institutions while the other 20 percent are independent.(Courtesy of CNA)