The IPI’s IP Management Award goes to Pettastic!

Pettastic has won the IPI’s IP Management Award 2022. The mini-enterprise engaged with the protection of intellectual property most intensively over the course of the Young Enterprise Switzerland (YES) one-year Company Programme. The company makes phone cases from recycled PET.

Mini-enterprise Pettastic with member of the jury Matthias Käch. Photo: IPI

On 4 June, the final of the YES national competition took place in the concourse of the Zurich main station. Twenty-five mini-enterprises competed for the top spot with their innovative products. Several other awards were also presented to recognise additional achievements. The IPI has presented the IP Management Award for the past five years. “The Pettastic team analysed their starting point well and then took concrete measures for their product and for their enterprise as a whole, too. That’s what convinced me,” says Matthias Käch, IP trainer at the IPI and member of the YES jury.


Workshops and 75 interviews

At the workshops given by Matthias, the young people learned the foundations of intellectual property. Many of them were surprised by its influence on everyday life and on their specific plans as a mini-enterprise. At the semi-final of the national competition, the experienced IP trainer conducted interviews with all 75 teams.


The mini-enterprise MOREinga was named the overall Company of the Year 2022.


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