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News article19 January 2024European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Applications Now Open: WIPO Global Awards 2024

WIPO AWARDS

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just opened its 2024 Global Awards competition. This initiative encourages small businesses and startups that leverage intellectual property (IP) for business growth and positive societal impact to apply. The Global Awards, inaugurated in 2022, recognizes outstanding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across various business sectors, including local and international brands, green-tech innovators, and creative industries. Winners not only receive recognition but also benefit from mentoring to support their IP strategies, including fundraising, partnership opportunities, and publicity support.

This year, jurors will also newly consider a company’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aligning with the Award’s core value centered on the positive impact on society by IP-suppored creativity and innovation.

Similar to previous editions, an independent jury of renowned experts will select up to seven winners in 2024. The public announcement of winners will take place at an awards ceremony held during WIPO’s General Assembly scheduled for July 2024 at WIPO’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Applications will be open until 31 March 2024.

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19 January 2024
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European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency