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Commemorating World Intellectual Property Day 2022: IP and Youth

February 4, 2022

World Intellectual Property Day will be celebrated on April 26 this year under the theme: IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.


Across the globe, young people are at the heart of the innovation ecosystem and, thanks to their energy and creativity, contribute to tackling the challenges currently facing humanity.

Young Algerians exemplify this universal trend every day, and the Innovation Fair held in M’sila on December 7 and 8, 2021, was striking proof of their potential.

The “Little Genius” award for the best inventor among school pupils that was created for this fair showed just how exceptional talented and ingenious young Algerians are.

By marking World Intellectual Property Day, we give all of those skilled and talented young people yet another chance to show off their creativity and demonstrate their potential to innovate for a better future.

Thanks to a global platform, the World Intellectual Property Day 2022 Youth Video Competition provides a means of making that creativity and innovation known to a broader audience around the world.

The shortlisted videos will be subject to a public vote on the competition platform to determine the top 10 videos and the winners will receive various prizes.

The final deadline for submitting videos online is March 11, 2022.

Aside from the competition, the idea of the theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day, IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future, is to raise awareness among stakeholders of the important role that this large group category of the global population plays in the innovation ecosystem. Its aim is also to highlight the need for public authorities and stakeholders to support these young people in their innovative ventures and projects, and thereby further foster an environment that encourages innovation and creativity.

To shed light on and further support the activities aimed at this significant part of the population, WIPO is launching a survey that will be open from March 1 to March 31 to people of all ages. You are all invited to take part in the survey to help us better understand the relationship between young people, intellectual property, innovation and creativity.

Take part in the survey