When women enter the IP universe, we accelerate innovation and creativity and everyone’s a winner
In early 2023, we called on people around the world to submit a 90-second video on why it is important that girls and women are switched on to intellectual property (IP), and how we all benefit.
Under the theme “When women enter the IP universe, we accelerate innovation and creativity and everyone’s a winner,” participants from 72 countries submitted more than 180 entries. A team of 22 WIPO judges reviewed the entries to ensure they fell within the scope of the Rules of the Competition and after lengthy discussions, came up with a shortlist of 10 entries.
The top 10 video entries were submitted to an online public vote from April 13 to 23, 2023. More than 59,900 votes were cast by 23,161people (each user was able to cast up to 5 votes) choosing their favorite videos to win the Competition.
The entries hail from Canada, China, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Spain, Tanzania, USA and Viet Nam. They captured innovative and inspiring stories of women inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs who are using IP rights to improve livelihoods and create positive social impact . Take a look and be inspired !
The winners will receive prizes as follows:
WIPO will purchase the aforementioned digital equipment and will arrange for it to be dispatched to the winners. The shipping costs of the prizes to the top three winners shall be borne by WIPO. Awards are non-transferable. Winners are responsible for the payment of any other prize-related expenses, including taxes in their country. In the event that a winner is unreachable or ineligible, the winner shall forfeit their prize and WIPO reserves the right to offer the prize to any other participant of the Competition.
Under the theme “When women enter the IP universe, we accelerate innovation and creativity and everyone’s a winner,” participants are requested to submit a 90-second video that explores the importance of girls and women switching to IP, and how we all benefit from this.
The video may showcase the creativity and innovation of women inventors, creators, and entrepreneurs, highlighting how IP rights can enable women to make an even greater impact on society and the economy, as well as the collective benefits that rise from participation of a greater number of women in innovation and IP ecosystems.
If you have any questions about the World Intellectual Property Day 2023 Video Competition, please contact us at WorldIPDay@wipo.int.
For further information, see the World Intellectual Property Day 2023 Video Competition rules.
In case of any doubt, the World Intellectual Property Day 2023 Video Competition rules take precedence.