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Call for Innovations/Inventions/Creations Competition Award

To build our common future and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need to re-think how we live, work and play. World IP Day 2024 is an opportunity to explore how intellectual property (IP) encourages and can amplify the innovative and creative solutions that are so crucial to building our common future.

The SDGs are a blueprint for people, peace, prosperity and our planet. Just as the challenges we face are multi-faceted and complex, the 17 SDGs are interdependent, with action in one area affecting outcomes in others. This is why development efforts must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. The challenges we face are deep-seated and complex. We need to act now and we need to use all the tools available to us, especially our ingenuity and intellectual property to achieve a sustainable future for everyone, everywhere.

The theme for the 2024 World IP Day is IP and SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity and celebrates how intellectual property fosters the innovation and creativity we need to drive human progress, and connect IP to the SDGs to make the world a better place.

As part of the activities to mark the Day, the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) intends to recognize, celebrate and award inventors and innovators and hence this call for inventions, innovations and creations.

Criteria for eligibility

The eligible innovations must meet the following criteria:-

  1. Must be an innovation/creation made by Kenyan;
  2. Be rolled out or about to roll out into the Kenyan market;
  3. Have or are likely to achieve a good economic impact in:
  1. Climate change;
  2. Renewable energy and clean technologies;
  3. Clean water and sanitation;
  4. Agriculture;
  5. Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Economy;
  6. Housing and Settlement;
  7. Healthcare;
  8. Digital and Creative Economy.
  1. Have secured their Industrial Property Rights with Kenya Industrial Property Institute or are in the process of doing so.


Submission of entries

  1. To take part in the competition, participants must fill and submit the Entry form provided here.
  2. The completed and signed entries should be sent to:
  3. Participants may submit as many separate entries for different innovations as they wish to;
  4. Entries that contain inappropriate or incomplete information will be disqualified;
  5. By entering the competition, participants agree that their entries will be made publicly available and may be used by KIPI for exhibition and publicity purposes;
  6. The deadline for receipt of entries is 22nd April, 2024; and
  7. Winners will be announced on 26th April 2024 during the World Intellectual Property Day celebrations.

Application form.