MSc. Karin Žvokelj, acting director, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, dr. Simon Mandelj, GEM Motors d.o.o.

Foto: Marjan Verč, Institut “Jožef Stefan”, 2021

Justification: GEM Motors is actively cooperating with several public-research organizations. They have a clear IP strategy with patents in EU, India, USA, Russia, Japan, China and S. Korea and that is essential for B2B business. Their in-wheel patented technology has been presented at several fairs and conferences. Through the social responsibility programs by promoting the urban e-mobility different project partners, other companies and schools are included. And finally, they constantly and methodologically encourage the creativity and innovativeness among their staff and encourage PhD employments.

About the Prize
The aim is to stimulate Slovenian enterprises to intensify their cooperation with public research organisations. We wish to expose as a good practice those enterprises that are constantly and methodologically using the IP system in their business activities.

Slovenian enterprises are invited to apply via this link latest by the 17th of September.

Info about the eligibility criteria and rating is available here.

Recipients of the WIPO awards from previous years can not apply again.

Evaluation commission members:
Alojz Barlič, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)

Matthias Keckl, Fraunhofer Technologie-Transfer Fonds (FTTF) GmbH

Nina Urbanič, Slovene Enterprise Fund

More info about the WIPO Award Program

Last year’s awardee.