WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards 2023

Posted on 05 May, 2023
By IPOS International

WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards 2023

Nominations are now closed


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 11th 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, 50 organisations have been conferred this pre-eminent accolade.

This year, we seek to recognise IP champions who have leveraged the effective use of IP to innovate, transform, and grow their business. If you are one of them, nominate your organisation and get the recognition you deserve as an IP champion and shine on the global stage at the Awards!

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


The Awards are organised by IPOS International and supported by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).



  • 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



  • IPOS IP for Innovation Award 2023
  • WIPO National Award for Enterprises
  • WIPO National Award for WIPO Users
  • Invitation to WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Awards ceremony at IP Week @SG 2023 on 4 September
  • Aspirational awards video of top three winners
  • Profiling opportunities on IPOS and IPOS International’s channels and potential media interest to feature the innovation stories



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



  • Organisation Profile and Intangible Assets / Intellectual Property portfolio (20%)
  • Business Strategy and Commercialisation effort leveraging IA/IP (40%)
  • Impact to stakeholders, industry and/or society (40%)


Shortlisted finalists will need to prepare a ten-minute presentation in person at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). The presentation will be held on 14 July 2023 (Friday).



  • Mrs Kim Faulkner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Activiste Pte Ltd

    Kim Faulkner has over 40 years of branding, marketing and design experience in Asia and has lectured and written extensively on the subject of branding, strategy development, marketing and design across the region.
    As the founder and CEO of Activiste, Kim continues to be actively involved in most of its transformation and branding projects. She started Activiste Impact! in 2015 to catalyse positive change for non-profit organisations and to date has enabled over 20 non-profits as part of this programme.
    Previously, Kim was one of the founding partners, CEO and Chairman of Interbrand’s office in Singapore. She served as Managing Director for 13 years before being appointed as its Chairman overseeing the Group’s activities and strategic interests in SE Asia and Greater China, as well as the work of the Interbrand Foundation here. During her tenure, she helped set up offices and affiliate relationships for the group in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and China.
    She was also a board member of the Interbrand Group and on the Group Steering Committee overseeing the strategic initiatives of the group’s 36 offices.
    She has served as a board member on numerous government and educational board institutions, including Spring Singapore; the Design Singapore Council, under the Ministry for Communication and the Arts; and a board director of International Enterprise Singapore from 2002-2003 during its transformation from the Singapore Trade Development Board to IE Singapore; the advisory board of Temasek School of Design, as well as an Ex-Co member of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship.

  • Ms Christina Gee, Director of NTUitive

    With 20 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property (IP), Christina Gee currently serves as Director of IP Management at NTUitive Pte Ltd, the innovation and enterprise company of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where she plays a crucial role in safeguarding NTU's intellectual property assets.

    In her capacity as Director of IP Management at NTUitive, Christina collaborates closely with faculty members, researchers and other stakeholders to evaluate, protect, and facilitate the licensing of intellectual property to a diverse range of entities including startups, small and medium enterprises, corporate sponsors, and multi-national companies. Leading a team of accomplished and dedicated IP managers, Christina maintains a comprehensive oversight of NTU's IP portfolio, guiding and participating in all aspects of IP portfolio management, including due diligence checks, negotiating IP contracts and providing advice on effective modes of IP protection.

    Prior to NTUitive, Christina held similar positions within technology transfer settings at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, as well as at the National University of Singapore. She had also been in private practice, having worked at a prominent boutique IP firm. During this time, Christina specialised in patent agency work, providing comprehensive expertise across diverse technology sectors, including chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

    With her extensive experience and commitment to protecting intellectual property, Christina is a trusted expert in IP portfolio management, making significant contributions to the growth of NTU’s valuable IP assets.

  • Mr Lim Der Shing, Partner and Co-Founder of AngelCentral Pte Ltd

    Lim Der Shing is Partner and Co-founder at AngelCentral, an angel investment network for angel investors in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Prior to this, he co-founded JobsCentral Group, a platform for career and employment matters, which was acquired by US-based CareerBuilder in 2011. 

    He currently serves as a Board member of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and is a member of the Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP). He was a member of the main committee for the Committee on the Future Economy and co-led the Subcommittee on Future Corporate Capabilities and Innovation (Startups). 

    Mr Lim also volunteers in the SkillsFuture Advice Functional Committee of SouthWest Community Development Council as Chairman.

  • Mr Mark Lim, Director and Chief Legal Counsel of IPOS

    Mark Lim 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 new perspectives on a broad spectrum of IP issues.

  • Mr Soh Leng Wan, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore

    Soh Leng Wan is the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing the growth of Singapore companies in the Manufacturing & Engineering industries. 

    Prior to this, Leng Wan spent seven years in the Ministry of Trade and Industry. As Senior Director (Industry Division) between 2017 and 2021, he led this team to formulate policies and initiatives to ensure the competitiveness of the Singapore economy as well as the vibrancy of Singapore as a global city and tourism destination. Between 2006 and 2009, he was Deputy Director (Resource Division) where he led his team to develop manpower initiatives to support enterprises to meet their labour and talent needs. Between 2012 and 2017, Leng Wan was Senior Director (Strategic Planning) in the Ministry of National Development in charge of reviewing Singapore’s land use plans and development strategies. 

    Leng Wan had also served in various portfolios dealing with public policy formulation in the Ministry of Defence and the then-Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. 

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