on participation in the 16th International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI)

In September 2021, the 16th International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI) will be held in Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. This is the first time the event will be held in Russia.


Exhibition goals

The exhibition’s key goals are:

  • to promote scientific and technological creativity and initiatives, and creative thinking among children and young people;
  • to expand the communication space by increasing young people’s interest in technical and engineering activities;
  • to seek new ideas and trends in developing children’s and young people’s intellectual, technical creativity and invention, and public presentation of creative ideas.


Exhibition objectives

The focus of the exhibition is to resolve practical problems involved in developing technical creativity among children and young people. The exhibition will help fulfil a number of important tasks:


  1. To motivate children’s invention, development of scientific, cognitive and creative activity by demonstrating its high social status and support at government level.
  2. To enhance the status of engineer and inventor and attract talented young people in science and design.
  3. To present innovative projects by children and young people demonstrating elements of technical creativity.
  4. To highlight the potential of children and young people in science and technology, discovering inventive activities in foreign countries, and share research experience.
  5. To create conditions for integrated development of creative and inventive abilities among school-age children.


Exhibition venue

Korston Hotel,
Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
(1A Nikolaya Yershova Ul.)


 Exhibition date

6–9 September 2021





of the IEYI 2020 International Exhibition for Young Inventors


Date Time Event Venue
5 September


Throughout the day Participants arrive in Kazan and go to their hotel Korston Hotel Kazan
6 September




Throughout the day Participants arrive in Kazan, go to their hotel and register Korston Hotel Kazan
12:00–16:00 Preparation of exhibitor stands Korston Conference Centre
18:00–19:00 Dinner at the Hotel Korston Hotel Kazan
19:00–22:00 National evening for IEYI 2020 participants.

Gala concert by Sozvezdiye (Constellation) Festival performance groups

Venue TBD
7 September



10:00–10:40 Exhibition opening ceremony Korston Conference Centre
11:00–12:00 Walk through of the exhibition by officials
19:00 Dinner at the Hotel Korston Hotel Kazan
8 September


10:00–17:00 Exhibition hours Korston Conference Centre
10:00–17:00 Judging
19:00 Dinner at the Hotel Korston Hotel Kazan
9 September


10:00–16:00 Visiting technical, scientific and artistic centres of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Sightseeing tour of Kazan

Centres of scientific, technical and artistic creativity
17:00–20:00 Award ceremony and a gala concert by national teams from the countries participating in the IEYI 2021 International Exhibition Korston Conference Centre
10 September


Throughout the day Participants depart


Exhibition participants

Member countries (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam) select the participants at the National competition. All participants should be registered by affiliated body.

Pupils from schools, lyceums, gymnasia, colleges and other educational institutions aged 6 to 18 years (inclusive) are eligible to take part in the exhibition. An exhibition participant may either be a pupil accompanied by their teacher or a team of pupils led by their teacher. A team may consist of no more than three pupils. All exhibitors are required to have at least an intermediate level knowledge of English.

Age groups of participants:
6 to 13 years – Juniors
14 to 18 years – Seniors


Thematic categories of exhibition projects

The project must correspond to one of twelve thematic categories:

  1. Education and development technology
  2. Food products
  3. Agriculture
  4. Green technology – materials
  5. Green technology – energy
  6. Domestic security and improvement
  7. Healthcare
  8. Sports and outdoor activities
  9. Special-purpose technology
  10. Natural disaster management
  11. Mobile application
  12. Industrial design


Requirements on exhibition projects


  1. The project must be a finished one. If the finished product exceeds 10kg in weight and 1m in width, height or length, the participant may exhibit a reduced-scale working model.
  2. The item must be made completely by the participant and fit into one of the twelve thematic categories.
  3. The following items will not be accepted:
    • scientific studies;
    • items that include explosives, inflammable, toxic or unstable substances and living organisms;
    • armaments.

Exhibition participant stand


The following equipment will be provided to showcase the exhibition project:

  1. Exhibition booth measuring 1×1m.
  2. Table.
  3. Chair.
  4. Electric socket (220V).

Delegations from each participating country are provided with 10 free stands.
Each additional stand costs USD 250.

 Exhibition project defence


The team/participant will defend the project by demonstrating it before two jury members in English (no longer than 5 minutes), with the project to be displayed at the stand throughout the exhibition period (not only for jury members but also for spectators and other participants).



The jury includes internationally renowned experts, as well as business leaders from the participating countries.


Assessment criteria

Each participant/team’s project will be assessed by the jury members according to the criteria listed in the table below. Each jury member will evaluate the project separately.


No. Criterion ‘Weight’ of the criterion in the overall evaluation
1 Innovativeness of the solution: the extent to which the work addresses new problems and the extent to which the authors take a new approach to resolving existing problems.


2 Commercialisation and competitiveness: the likelihood of commercial success and sales on the market (volumes, regions, etc.).


3 Workability and practicality: complexity of the design, safety and environmental friendliness, ease of operation, compatibility with other systems/equipment, use of energy-saving technologies.


4 Appearance: colour, details, material, interface and usability.


5 Level and quality of presentation: the author needs to show clearly the distinctive features and functions of their project.



Registration of exhibition participants

To register for participation, go to the exhibition website and fill out the registration form.

Registration period: from 1 February to 15 July 2021.


Terms of participation 

We offer participation packages with accommodation at the Korston Hotel Kazan 4*, where all the events will be held.

Package 1 Package 2 Package 3 Package 4 Package 5 Package 6
Superior TWIN (2 persons per room)

5–10 September 2021

Superior TWIN (2 persons per room)

6–10 September 2021

Superior SNL

(1 person per room)

5–10 September 2021

Superior SNL

(1 person per room)

6–10 September 2021

Superior TRIPLE (3 persons per room)

5–10 September 2021

Superior TRIPLE (3 persons per room)

6–10 September 2021

RUB 22,750

(USD 366)*

RUB 18,200

(USD 293) *

RUB 34,000

(USD 550)*

RUB 27,200

(USD 440)*

RUB 20,670

(USD 330)*

RUB 16,536

(USD 265)*


*prices in dollars are converted at the rate on the payment day

Breakfast is included in accommodation

The organizing committee provides free of charge:
– lunch, dinner: Korston Hotel, buffet service
– transfer from airport to hotel and back
– visit to a technopark
– excursion programme

All travel and accommodation expenses are borne by the affiliated body or by the participants personally


Dear exhibition participant,

When preparing to defend your project, remember that the jury members do not know you personally yet and are only familiar with information about your project from the registration form. You will have 5–10 minutes to defend your project and prove that it is really yours. This is enough time to outline your point, explain the goal of the project and its main idea clearly and precisely, tell the jury how you came to your project, what difficulties you encountered and how you overcame them.

Don’t be afraid that you won’t have time to ‘say everything. After your presentation, you will be asked questions, which will basically complete your report. Practise your presentation at home, when you’re not disturbed.

Remember that victory is in your hands. The key to winning is good learning and the inventive talent that nature endowed you with. A good project has one wonderful feature: when you defend it, it defends you.