WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards 2022

Posted on 25 May, 2022
By IPOS International

Are you Singapore's next IP Champion?

 

WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards Judges

  • Dr Lim Jui - CEO, SGInnovate

    As CEO of SGInnovate, Dr Lim Jui has overall leadership of the organisation that is committed to helping entrepreneurial scientists build and scale Deep Tech startups. At SGInnovate, Jui and his team work closely with a wide range of partners and co-investors to back this unique group of founders, who are looking to solve global challenges with their research-based solutions. This is done through equity-based investments, access to the Deep Tech ecosystem and talent network, as well as by providing business-building support.

    He currently serves on the advisory boards of IPOS International, the business arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), and several start-up companies.

    Jui received his Bachelor of Arts (BA, Biological Sciences and East Asian Studies) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Columbia University. He then obtained his Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care) from NUS. He remains a registered medical practitioner today.

  • Professor Ng-Loy Wee Loon - Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS)

    Ng-Loy Wee Loon is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She teaches “Law of Intellectual Property” which focuses on Singapore's IP regime, as well “International Trademark Law and Policy” and “International Copyright Law and Policy”.

    Amongst her academic publications is the text on Law of Intellectual Property of Singapore (3rd ed, 2021). Outside of the university, her involvement in the IP landscape of Singapore includes the following: member of the Copyright Tribunal of Singapore; member of the Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Panel; and mediator at the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Centre. In January 2016, she was appointed honorary Senior Counsel for her special knowledge in law and her contributions to the development of the law and to the legal profession, in particular her assistance to the Court of Appeal in her role as amicus curiae.
     
  • Mark Lim - Director, Hearings & Mediation Group / Chief Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

    Mark is a Director and Chief Legal Counsel at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”), where he heads the Hearings & Mediation Department.

    Concurrently, at IPOS International (IP Academy), the training arm of IPOS, Mark oversees the development and curation of training programmes in the area of intellectual property (“IP”) law for the legal community and IP professionals, as well as the public sector in Singapore. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law, where he co-teaches modules on “Foundations of IP Law” and “IP Arbitration.”

    Mark has more than 25 years of experience in IP, and his work encompasses all areas of IP law. He is regularly consulted on IP matters by various government agencies and invited to speak at both national and international IP conferences. In addition, he has published extensively in leading local and international journals, and provided insights and/or new perspectives on a broad spectrum of IP issues.
     
  • Cynthia Woo - Director, Business Development, Louken Group Pte Ltd

    Cynthia Woo heads the Business Growth division within Louken Group and has over twelve years of consultancy experience in this field. She is passionate about helping companies leverage, protect and manage their intellectual assets to grow and internationalize their business, and specialises in franchising, licensing and other growth models. She has provided consultancy to a range of industries, ranging from food & beverage, retail, beauty & wellness, education, services and business-to-business.

    Cynthia holds the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP) awarded by the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor of Business in Business Administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and Specialist Diploma in Franchise Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic & Franchising & Licensing Association Singapore (FLA).
     
  • Soh Lengwan - ACE, Enterprise Singapore (ESG)

    As the Assistant Chief Executive (Manufacturing & Engineering) of Enterprise Singapore, Leng Wan leads various teams to champion enterprise growth in Singapore’s manufacturing and engineering industries.

    Be it in the air, land or sea, viz aerospace manufacturing, electric vehicles, offshore engineering, or be it medical technology for humans and precision engineering for machines, or be it B2B such as chemical manufacture or B2C such as consumer electronics, we support promising Singapore companies to leverage on their science and technology capabilities to grow their business for the global market.

    Leng Wan has a Masters of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of California, Berkeley and two decades of experience in public policy in various agencies in the Singapore Government.

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WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards Finalists

  • Acumen Diagnostics Ptd Ltd
  • Allozymes Pte Ltd
  • DBS Bank Ltd
  • Flexxon Pte Ltd
  • Float Foods Pte Ltd
  • Grabtaxi Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Hydroemissions Corporation Pte Ltd
  • MatchMove Pay Pte Ltd
  • Polkinghornes Pte Ltd
  • Vivo Surgical Pte Ltd

 

WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards Call for Nominations (Closed)

Post-pandemic, many companies have made innovative use of their intangible assets (IA) and intellectual property (IP) to drive business growth and value. Are you one of them?

 

Back for its 10th edition, the WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards celebrates Singapore enterprises that have achieved outstanding growth through their successful use of IA and IP. Since its inception in 2013, over 40 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 and effectively used their IA and IP to innovate, transform and grow their business. If you have leveraged the effective use of IA and IP, nominate your organisation and get the recognition you deserve as an IP champion and shine on the global stage at the Awards!

 

Due to the overwhelming response and support for this year's WIPO-IPOS IP For Innovation Awards, we are extending the nomination deadline to 30 June 2022, 2359 (GMT +8). The Awards are free to enter; so hurry and download the nomination kit HERE and submit your entry today.

 

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Parames Ram at [email protected].

 

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.

 

WHY JOIN THE AWARDS

  • 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

 

PRIZES

  • WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards 2022 Winner Trophy and Certificate
  • WIPO IP Enterprise Medal and Certificate
  • WIPO Users' Medal and Certificate
  • Invitation to WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards ceremony at IP Week @SG 2022 on 6 September
  • Aspirational awards video of top three winners, presented to more than 5,000 global attendees from over 45 countries
  • Profiling opportunities on IPOS and IPOS International’s channels and potential media interest to feature the innovation stories

 

ELIGIBILITY

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

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Intangible Assets / Intellectual Property portfolio
  • Business Strategy and Commercialisation effort leveraging IA/IP
  • Impact to stakeholders, industry and/or society

 

JUDGING PANEL

  • Dr Lim Jui - CEO, SGInnovate
  • Professor Ng-Loy Wee Loon - Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Mark Lim - Director, Hearings & Mediation Group / Chief Legal Counsel, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
  • Cynthia Woo - Director, Business Development, Louken Group Pte Ltd
  • Soh Lengwan - ACE, Enterprise Singapore (ESG)

 

HALL OF FAME
For a list of our past IP champions, please visit our Hall of Fame page.