Avery Dennison felicitates winners of Spirit of Invention scholarship

With the aim to recognise and reward academic excellence and outstanding innovation capabilities in students studying in the fields of science, engineering & technology, Avery Dennison Foundation announced 10 winners under its Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Scheme on 27 August.

28 Aug 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

The winners of ‘Spirit of Invention’ scholarship

Each year, Avery Dennison Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Avery Dennison Corporation, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), honours 10 Indian students to encourage and support leadership and innovation development amongst the students. This year, the 10 winners belonging to five premier institutes received the scholarship of USD 1,300 each and an opportunity to participate in a special workshop on invention and innovation conducted by the Avery Dennison Foundation.

This year marks the 8th edition of InvEnt, the initiative to recognise and reward invention, innovation and excellence among budding talents in India.

These five premier institutes include Delhi Technological University, Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune; MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru; and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Speaking on the occasion, Alicia Procello, president, Avery Dennison Foundation, said, “Avery Dennison Foundation is committed to fostering talent and nurture creativity to inspire students to think innovatively. Through InvEnt scholarship, we aim to promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among the students by providing a platform to express innovative ideas, inculcate fresh thinking and pursue their passion. We congratulate the winners for demonstrating a high level of creativity and we will continue to support talented students and build innovators of tomorrow.”

Pankaj Bhardwaj, general manager and senior director, Avery Dennison India, said: “We continue to extend our legacy and make a difference to the communities that we live in. InvEnt helps us to achieve a major part of this goal through supporting and honouring the talent, exactly where it matters the most. Furthermore, we are making conscious efforts to extend our community services to the areas of women empowerment and child education around our offices and factories. Our partnership with the likes of National Skills and Development Centre, Read India and Rotary International is helping us in this pursuit.”

The winners under the Avery Dennison Foundation Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Programme are selected through a merit-based, rigorous three-stage selection process.