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LESI Innovation Award

In 2022, LESI launched the LESI Innovation Award, with the aim to identify accomplishments and present awards for the benefit of discussion in the LES global community. Previous winners can be found below.

We invite LES members and the public to submit nominations for this year’s award which will be announced in Madrid at LESI2024 (view the guidelines here). The deadline is 31 December 2023. 

2022 – Presented at LESI2022 (in Venice, Italy)
Large Enterprise: Northrop Grumman

LES members and other (non-member) licensing professionals globally are invited to submit nominations. The goal of this award is to highlight recent case studies in innovations and licensing -– to recognize innovative approaches in licensing technology that lead to long-term market innovations and differentiation and can be discussed globally within our LES community. Higher scores will be given to inclusive and impact-driven deals. The winner and a subset of the nominees will be used as learning tools to be shared with and discussed by LES members to understand the elements that contributed to the success of the nominee.

Upon recommendation of the LESI Awards Committee the year it was launched, this award will be administered by the LESI Innovation Trends Committee.

The main criteria for the LESI Innovation Award are as follows:

Please carefully review the criteria and the detailed guidelines provided here and consider submitting a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by 31 December 2023 to: innovationawards@lesi.org

The award will be announced at the LESI 2024 Annual Conference in Madrid, Spain, 28-30 April 2024.

Past LESI Innovation Award Winners:

2024 – Presented at LESI 2024 (in Madrid, Spain)

Small Enterprise

Ameda (molecular filtration solutions) Amaea has achieved a groundbreaking feat as the world’s first company to effectively commercialize molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) technology for large-scale operations. Their innovative solutions are revolutionizing the beverage industry by enabling tailored sensory profiles through sustainable production methods.

Digital Innovation Award

Omnisient (Privacy Protecting Data Ecosystems) Omnisient is celebrated for its privacy-preserving data collaboration platform, which facilitates financial inclusion.

2023 – Presented at LESI2023 (in Montreal, Canada)
Large Enterprise BASF

Small Enterprise CIRC

Research Institution: Philippine Rice Institute

2022 – Presented at LESI2022 (in Venice, Italy)
Large Enterprise: Northrop Grumman

Small Enterprise: Lithoz ceramic 3D printing

** Links to videos were played during the LESI Annual Conference

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