Taiwan biggest winner at Seoul invention fair

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Photo courtesy of Taipei City University of Science and Technology

Photo courtesy of Taipei City University of Science and Technology

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Taiwan came away with 33 gold medals, 40 silvers and 27 bronzes, along with seven special prizes at the 2017 Seoul International Invention Fair that concluded Sunday.

The haul made Taiwan the biggest overall medal winner in the event, according to the Taiwan Invention Association.

The invention fair kicked off Nov. 30 in the South Korean capital, with 632 items submitted by 30 countries.

Taiwan showcased 124 inventions at the fair, the highest number of the participating countries apart from the host country, the association said in a statement released that day.

Seven students from Taichung-based Asia University won the first prize at the fair and a gold medal with a dew-collecting device to provide water.

Taipei City University of Science and Technology took five golds, five silvers, one bronze and a special prize. An invention of a mobile phone with a weighing function earned three students from the school a gold and a special prize, the university said in a statement.

(By Phoenix Hsu and Evelyn Kao)
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