Avery Dennison Foundation announced 10 winners under its Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) scholarship scheme in its 2019 edition organized in Gurgaon, India.
This scheme is aimed at recognizing and rewarding academic excellence and outstanding innovation capabilities in students studying in the fields of science, engineering and technology. Each year, Avery Dennison Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Avery Dennison Corporation in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), honors 10 Indian students to encourage and support leadership and innovation development amongst the students.
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.’
During the eighth edition of InvEnt, 10 winners from five institutes received the scholarship of USD 1300 each and an opportunity to participate in a special workshop on invention and innovation conducted by the Avery Dennison Foundation.
The five premier institutes include Delhi Technological University, Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; MKSSS’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune; M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru; National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
Started in India in 2012, the winners under the Avery Dennison Foundation Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) scholarship scheme are selected through a merit-based, rigorous three-stage selection process. It is the eighth edition of the awards and a total of 80 scholarships to date have been given.
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 honoring 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 Center, Read India and Rotary International is helping us in this pursuit.’