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|About||On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day celebrates the invaluable contributions made by innovators and creators across the globe: http://www.wipo.int/ipday.|
|Mission||To promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity|
This year, World IP Day is about "Innovation – Improving Lives". From new medicines and materials to improved crop varieties and communications, innovation is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable.
Innovation is a human force that knows no limits. It turns problems into progress. It pushes the boundaries of possibility, creating unprecedented new capabilities.
World Intellectual Property Day 2017 celebrates that creative force. We’ll explore how some of the world’s most extraordinary innovations have improved our lives; and how new ideas are helping tackle shared global challenges, such as climate change, health, poverty and the need to feed an ever-expanding population.
We’ll look at how the intellectual property system supports innovation by attracting investment, rewarding creators, encouraging them to develop their ideas, and ensuring that their new knowledge is freely available so that tomorrow’s innovators can build on today’s new technology.