On 27 August 2021, the Avery Dennison Foundation, announced the 15 scholar-winners of its annual Spirit of Invention scholarships to Indian science, technology and engineering students from five premier institutions. The winners received US$ 1,300 (approximately Rs. 95,000 each) in the virtual award ceremony. The students will also have the opportunity to participate in a special workshop on invention and innovation conducted by the Avery Dennison Foundation.
Alicia Procello the president of the Foundation, said on the occasion, “As a responsible brand, we are committed to foster the development of talent, nurture creativity and inspire young students to engage in the spirit of invention.” She added that the program recognizes the need for inclusivity and innovation with a view to helping young scholars achieve their dreams.
Saurabh Agarwal, the senior director, and general manager, LPM of Avery Dennison South Asia, explained that the company’s initiative continues to help provide educational opportunities for some of the brightest students to increase their horizons and pursue areas they are passionate about. He also committed to continue actively encouraging innovation development and leadership amongst young scholars in the country.
The Avery Dennison Foundation Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) scholarship program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the Avery Dennison Foundation and the Company. Begun in India in 2012, the winners are selected by a merit-based selection process. The five institutes that are part of the scholarship program are the Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, BITS Pilani, the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, the MKSSS Cummins College of Women, and the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW).