By celebrating the achievements of inventors, creators and innovative companies around the world, the WIPO awards program aims to help foster a culture in which innovation and creativity are encouraged at every level of society. The publicity generated by the WIPO awards also offers a means to promote wider understanding of how the intellectual property system works to serve creativity and innovation.
WIPO only considers nominations for awards from the organizers of a national or international level competition or exhibition. Requests to participate in the awards program should be submitted through the national intellectual property office and forwarded to WIPO at least three months in advance of the event and should be limited to one award per category and per event.
The selection procedure of the winners is the responsibility of the organizers, within the framework of the guidelines provided by WIPO. The WIPO awards are to be bestowed at the highest level of awards.