Matjaž Žagar, Elan, d.o.o., Ana Krstov, Slovenian intellectual property office, Leon Korošec, Elan, d.o.o.

Foto: Marjan Verč, Institut “Jožef Stefan”, 2022

Justification: Company Elan, d. o. o. is actively cooperating with several public-research organisations. Their products have a suitable IP protection and are promoted at different fairs and events. Through the social responsibility programs they cooperate with scools and youth clubs and are having a Reducing carbon footprints program. And finally, they constantly and methodologically encourage the creativity and innovativeness among their staff.

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 5th of September / application deadline prolonged till 12th 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)

Nina Urbanič, Slovene Enterprise Fund

Christoph Kempf, IPEK – Institut für Produktentwicklung, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

More info about the WIPO Award Program

Past awardees: 2020, 2021.