World IP Day – celebrating young innovators

The inventiveness of our young people is the focus of World IP Day today, 26 April 2022. They are the innovators, creators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The IPI has been committed to youth innovation projects and raising young people’s awareness of intellectual property for years.

The inventors of tomorrow? IP rights support their plans. Copyright: WIPO

Dorian Jouilé from France has successfully turned CO2 into a resource. Raquel Serrano Lledó explains in this video how she has transformed plaster casts by creating customisable 3D printed orthopaedic splints. Young inventors are enriching the world of innovation with their ideas. World IP Day recognises the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions.


Young people’s inventions also need to be protected

“World Intellectual Property Day 2022 is an opportunity for young people to find out how IP rights can support their goals, help transform their ideas into reality and generate income,” says the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. World IP Day is organised by WIPO each year, and it is celebrated by numerous national organisations, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).


The IPI encourages young people’s ingenuity

In Switzerland, too, young people are on the ball, researching and inventing new technologies for our planet at universities, higher education institutions and companies. The IPI has been recognising this inventive spirit for several years by supporting programmes such as Swiss Youth in Science and Young Enterprise Switzerland (YES). It conducts workshops in which young people learn what to keep in mind in terms of intellectual property and what role IP protection plays in their specific cases. “The participants are enthusiastic, ask questions, and are eager to learn.  They’re surprised how extensive intellectual property is,” says Matthias Käch, IP Trainer at the IPI. He is therefore all the more pleased that today’s IP Day is dedicated to young people, the inventors of tomorrow.


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