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News article2 June 2024European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

WIPO Announces the Finalists for the Global Awards 2024

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Awards celebrates exceptional enterprises making smart use of intellectual property for commercialisation products and services while also bringing a positive contribution to society through their innovation and creativity.

Each year, the WIPO Global Awards program invites small businesses and startups from all industry sectors worldwide to apply for a chance to become one of up to seven winners.

For this year's competition, 667 applications from 107 countries were received, spanning various sectors including creative industries, food, environment, health, and more. The 25 finalists represent 19 countries from seven geographical regions, showcasing the global reach and diversity of the WIPO Global Awards. The winners will be selected by the international jury in the coming weeks and privately notified in June. The public announcement will occur during the awards ceremony on 12 July 2024, at the WIPO General Assembly of Member States.