IPU-CSIR creates national wealth by creating awareness about IPR amongst school children and by providing training to research interns, students at post graduate level and scientists. This provided immense help in filling the gaps in respect of the demand for qualified professionals in the IPR field.
In order to enhance creativity amongst school children, CSIR announced Diamond Jubilee Invention Award for School Children on 26 April, 2002, the day celebrated as "WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY" throughout the world. The objectives of this competition are to capture creativity and innovativeness amongst school children and create awareness about IPR. From the year 2011 the Award is renamed as CSIR Innovation Award for School Children.
During the last eleven years, i.e. from 2002 to 2012, 4181 proposals were received for these Awards from various parts of the country and 66 inventions/innovations were selected for various prizes by High Level Awards Selection Committee.
For the year 2013, 535 innovation proposals were received by IPU from school children for the competition. Out of these 535, nine innovations were selected for awards. The winner received cash prize, trophy and a certificate (awarded by IPU) from honourable Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh.