Innovation Awards

Nominations now closed!


Announcement: Congratulations to the 9 finalists of our #IPAwards! In these challenging times, these Singapore enterprises sought to emerge stronger with their IP by being forward-looking, resilient and adaptable. Look out for the announcement of our award winners at #IPWeek2021 during the award ceremony.

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Presenting our 9 Award finalists, in alphabetical order:


Once again, congratulations to our Award finalists! 


Now in its ninth edition, the WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards celebrates Singapore enterprises who have achieved outstanding growth through the successful use of intellectual property (IP). Since its inception in 2013, a total of 36 organisations have been conferred this pre-eminent accolade.

This year, we seek champions who have emerged stronger with their IP and inspire others through being forward-looking, resilient and adaptable in challenging times. If you have leveraged the effective use of IP to innovate, transform and grow your business, nominate your organisation and get the recognition you deserve as an IP champion.

To find out more information, email:

Enter the Awards and

  • Gain recognition for your IP-driven efforts
  • Benchmark against others in the industry
  • Connect with like-minded individuals/organisations that drive innovation and business growth through IP


  • WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards 2021 Winner Trophy and Certificate
  • Invitation to WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards ceremony at IP Week @SG 2021 on 24 August
  • Aspirational awards video of top three winners, presented to more than 5,000 global attendees from over 45 countries

[Prizes will be presented by our Guest of Honour at the Awards Ceremony. As per previous years, there will be profiling opportunities on IPOS and IPOS International's channels as well as potential media interest to feature your innovation story.]


  • Business entity with at least 30% Singapore shareholdings OR
  • Business entity with HQ in Singapore


  • Mr Clarence Tan, Founder & Director, Origgin Pte Ltd
  • Dr Eric Gan, Associate Professor (Intellectual Property & Innovation Management), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
  • Mr Mark Lim, Director, Hearings & Mediation Group & Chief Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  • Mr Winston Chan, Group Managing Partner, FT Consulting and IPOS International Board Member
  • Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Head, Innovation and Technology, IPI Singapore

For a list of our past IP champions, please visit https://iposinternational.com/events/wipo-ipos-ip-for-innovation-awards/.

The Awards are jointly organised by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the IP agency of the United Nations.

All entries will be acknowledged via email within three working days of submission. Successful award finalists will be notified of their progression to the final round with the judges by email and/or telephone in mid-July.

Watch the 2020 special edition of our annual IPOS IP awards, which recognises the efforts of Singaporean companies in their joint fight for humanity against COVID-19. The IPOS Innovation for Humanity Award celebrates how bright sparks in ingenuity, inventiveness, and creativity work together to solve one of humanity's greatest challenges of our time.


Minister Chan Chun Sing with award winners in 2019

IPOS Innovation for Humanity Award 2020

  • Award applications must be submitted before Monday 12 July by 2359 hours. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered and organiser reserves the right to void any application for incomplete submission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that entries are completed and submitted. Applicant will receive an email acknowledgement within three working days after submission.
  • Submission of entries acknowledges the right of WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium.
  • All entries are judged against the criteria set below:
    • Organisation Profile and IA/IP Portfolio (20%)
    • Business Strategy and Commercialisation Effort Leveraging IA/IP (40%)
    • Impact to Stakeholders, Industry and /or Society (40%)
  • Applications will be reviewed by the shortlisting team chosen by the Organisers and a shortlist of up to nine Award finalists will be identified, with this decision being made in the Organisers’ sole and absolute discretion.
  • Successful Award finalists will be notified of their progression to the final round by email and/or by telephone in mid July 2021.
  • Finalists will need to prepare a five-minute presentation for the finals to be held at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) on Friday 23 July 2021, between 9am and 2pm.
  • Three award winners will be selected by our panel of independent judges, who will convene to review the entries presented by the finalists on Friday 23 July 2021. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence or query on the judging/scores will be allowed.
  • Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during IP Week @SG 2021 on Tuesday 24 August 2021.