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WIPO Global Awards 2022

The inaugural 2022 Awards recognized the central role of innovative and creative activities of SMEs by awarding those that have used IP rights to develop solutions that have made a positive contribution to society, economically, socially, or culturally.

A total of 272 submissions were received from 62 countries. Out of these, 20 companies were shortlisted, competing for a chance to be among the five winning selections.

2022 WIPO Global Award Winners

The panel of seven judges with expertise in IP, innovation and business, and drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, selected these five winners. The jurors used a range of criteria, including the successful commercialization of IP and its positive impact on economy, society or culture, while considering the diversity of the contenders and their locations.

Hydraloop – Netherlands

Hydraloop designs, manufactures and sells physical products to tackle increasing global water challenges, through decentral water recycling, reducing water consumption by up to 45 percent.

Lucence – Singapore

Lucence is a precision oncology company committed to bringing clarity to cancer care. Lucence makes ultrasensitive liquid biopsy tests to provide doctors and their patients life-changing information to enable earlier detection and effective treatment.

Raycan – China

Raycan PET (Positron Emission Tomography) technology research and product development, and has launched the world's first full Digital PET for high definition and precise quantification of human medical imaging technology.

Shylon – China

Shylon is professional in architectural lighting, using totally LED technology, dedicated to the design, production and marketing in outdoor lighting.

LED landscape light, through the high-precision spectral measurement testers and color calibration algorithms, new secondary optical accessory solutions, corresponding to the national green lighting to promote the development of green energy-saving and environmentally friendly LED lights.

Splink – Japan

Splink is developing artificial intelligence software to help not only the sick, but healthy individuals by assisting medical doctors with diagnosis of early dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases in conjunction with data and field experts.

2022 WIPO Global Award Finalists

Meet the 15 companies who, although they didn't clinch the top positions as winners, serve as exemplary businesses pioneering forward-looking solutions in their industries through the use of IP.

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Aquamonitrix Ltd is dedicated to providing water resource managers with accurate, simple and affordable analysers for nutrient monitoring.

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Bigo Safe

Bigo created a bike device: handmade prototype that solves the problem of lack of visibility and develops a novel and simple control system based on the movements of the head to activate the light signals.

China Railway Tunnel Survey and Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Engaged in tunnel survey, design and consultation. Including transportation, water conservancy, energy and other engineering fields.

ForwardX Robotics

ForwardX is a global technology developer focused the Artificial Intelligence and its successful application to intelligent robotics.

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The growth catalyst of sustainability and health-related industries by developing and producing nanofiber materials.

Global Mobility Service Inc

Global Mobility Service (GMS) is working to increase incomes and create jobs by providing FinTech services and creating access to finance for the 1.7 billion people around the world who are unable to own and work in automobiles because they cannot pass the credit screening process for conventional loans and leases.

Hinode Sangyo Company Ltd

Production and sales of agents for effluent treatment, planning, design, and construction of effluent-treatment facilities, maintenance of effluent-treatment facilities and water-quality analysis, microorganism analysis.


IntoCare is a Chinese high-tech company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of cutting edge, “best-in-class” surgical devices.


Manaomea has developed a unique and circular upcycling solution "ready-to scale" to turn waste into beauty. They use any textile waste as valuable input and blend it with their own bio resin our – "secret sauce" – to create a tropical-wood like material.


Noriand created a wearable mini barcode scanner: a scanning device used in logistics warehouses, distribution companies, and department stores.

Schaffengott Tritona

SCHAFFENGOTT innovates and strives to create smart cities, infrastructure, and sustainable housing stability which can protect all the lives and environment over the world.


The company has independently designed and developed domestic leading mobile weather stations and satellite vehicle earth stations


Using the simplest idea of a curved table, they created a sport which can be played anytime and anywhere, indoor & outdoor, regardless of age and gender.


Thermy is an intelligent study for breast cancer early detection, combining Thermal images and artificial intelligence.

What did WIPO Global Awards winners 2022 receive?

The five final winners received a variety of awards, including:

  • WIPO Global Awards Murano Trophy;
  • Promotion, visibility and recognition through Awards ceremony, special Awards webpage, WIPO media, and other external IP related media;
  • Skills building program for winners through an IP Skills Building Course for SMEs, suitably adjusted for the particular awardee;
  • Provision of a customized mentorship program and facilitation of access to financial/commercial sponsorship programs to further expand business or research cooperation.
WIPO Global Awards Murano Trophy
WIPO Global Awards 2022 Murano glass trophy. (Photo: WIPO)