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Paulwell to launch Innovation Awards tomorrow

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | 4:52 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — SCIENCE, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell will launch an Innovation awards at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica in Kingston tomorrow.

In a release to the media Paulwell said the awards were being re-introduced to encourage and promote individual science, technology and innovation (STI) creativity, imagination and efforts.

"The Awards are intended to identify, recognize, reward as well as facilitate IP protection and commercialization of innovations originating from individuals and institutions of Jamaica. The goal of the awards programme is to catalyse an upsurge of an enduring wave of innovation successes, which can then be tapped to support the Government’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy," the release stated.

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