The 2018 Taipei Int’l Invention Show & Technomart (INST) had drawn over 500 companies and individual inventors around the globe to exhibit 1,300 patented technologies in the Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei World Trade Center from 27-29 September 2018. The 2018 INST is basically divided into two sections, Invention Competition and Technology Commercialization. The Invention Competition section gathers over 800 inventions presented by individual inventors, foundations and SMEs around the globe. Pursuant to the criteria of innovative design, technological breakthrough and potential marketability, those stands out are awarded gold, silver, bronze medal or a certificate of merit. Other than that, competitors contend for the INST platinum awards, an honor conferred only to the most exceptional inventions in each group.