Malta Intellectual Property Awards 2018

Awards Ceremony

The main objective of the Malta Intellectual Property Awards, is that of encouraging the development of innovative ideas and products which have potential and which are also unique and sustainable. 

The 9th edition of the Malta Intellectual Property Awards for 2018, organised by the Commerce Department, within the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, was held on the 22nd March 2019, during which the finalists in the respective categories were announced, and each awarded a Trophy and Monetary Prize:

Intellectual Property Award for Creativity

Winner: Mr. Nicholas Grima, Mr Neil Zammit, Reciprocal – ‘Storja Animalta’ 

Runner up: Mr. Arif Rochman, Polinno – ‘WhiteboART Truly Artistic Whiteboard’

Intellectual Property Award for Technological Initiative

 Winner: Dr. Stephen Mizzi, Dr. Owen Falzon, Tarsos – ‘In-Shoe Monitoring System for Diabetes’

Runner up: Mr. Gabor Molnar, Laser Engineering and Development Ltd – ‘Development of the next generation FDM 3D printer using innovative laser technology’

Intellectual Property Award - Emerging Innovator

Winner: Dr. Byron Baron – ‘Innovative method of detecting protein modifications for diagnosing colorectal cancer’

Awards were also presented on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) as follows:

WIPO Medal for Creativity

Mr. Nicholas Grima, Mr Neil Zammit, Reciprocal – ‘Storja Animalta’

WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy

Dr. Stephen Mizzi, Dr. Owen Falzon, Tarsos – ‘In-Shoe Monitoring System for Diabetes’

WIPO Medal for Inventors

Dr. Byron Baron – ‘Innovative method of detecting protein modifications for diagnosing colorectal cancer’​