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).
WHY JOIN THE AWARDS
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).
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.
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.
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.
HALL OF FAME
For a list of our past IP champions, please visit our Hall of Fame page.
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