Deadline: 31 March 2023

WIPO Global Awards 2023 celebrates exceptional enterprises and individuals making smart use of intellectual property for commercialization while also bringing a positive contribution to society through their innovation and creativity.

The annual competition is open for self-nomination to applicants from around the world and from all industries. The inaugural phase has started with enterprises, but there are two other award categories planned for women and youth.

The nomination process seeks to identify inventors, creators and entrepreneurs using intellectual property (IP) rights to achieve their business goals and whose skills, technological developments, and creative content contribute to progress and improve other people’s lives.

Award winners are selected by a diverse, independent international jury with a unique expertise in IP, innovation, the creative industries, investment and business.

The application period for the 2023 competition will run from January 16 to March 31. It is open to SMEs from around the world, active in all sectors of the economy – be that technology, agriculture, the creative industries or beyond. We welcome applications using all forms of IP, ranging from copyright, to trademarks, patents, and geographical indications.


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