Innovation Council worked with partners to create this gallery showcasing the novel products and services developed by more than 100 SMEs worldwide. While we did this on the occasion of World IP Day 2021, the reality is that innovative SMEs deserve support and admiration every day.
Our goal is to shine light on these innovators’ important contributions to society – and the crucial support they receive from the formidable organizations identified at the bottom of the page.
Innovation Council is privileged to work with a number of innovative SMEs. These include Shiok Meats, a cell-based clean meat company in Singapore, and Fontis Skinfood, a premium skin care brand in South Africa that works with local, natural ingredients. We work together to ensure the perspectives of these and other SMEs are represented in global policy discussions on matters such as intellectual property.
IP rights are important tools used by SMEs to build competitive, resilient businesses and to work with others. We encourage policymakers to create inclusive innovation ecosystems in which smaller players can effectively protect their ideas and inventions, so they can attract investment, grow their businesses, and thrive.