UPL bags 'Best Patent Portfolio Award' at CII- Industrial IP Awards 2020
UPL has won the award in the category of Best Patent Portfolio, Large (Lifesciences/Pharma) for its pioneering Intellectual property (IP) research and innovation.
UPL Ltd. has won the sixth CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards aimed at recognizing and celebrating enterprises that have embraced IP generation and protection to fuel their business and economic growth. UPL Ltd. has always put the farmers’ needs first and creates products and services around fulfilling their requirements.
UPL has won the award in the category of Best Patent Portfolio, Large (Lifesciences/Pharma) for its pioneering Intellectual property (IP) research and innovation. An example of UPL’s major research and innovation includes sustainable products such as Zeba and services such as Adarsh Farm Services which have proven successful at the grassroots level.
Dr Vishal Sodha accepted the award at a virtual ‘CII International Conference on IPR & CII Industrial IP Awards’ on behalf of UPL during the felicitation ceremony. He stated “At UPL, our focus is completely on sustainable development including efficient utilization of the natural resources and adapting and building resilience to climate change. All of which bears testimony to our ability to make products and services available to farmers; that help fuel the new age of farming – Farming 3.0 around the globe.”
UPL’s Chief Technology Officer, Adrian Percy stated “We continuously strive to make our formulations and processes environmentally friendly, using progressive innovation. ZEBA, for instance, is a granular soil applied starch-based technology, working much like a sponge. Distributed in the rooting zone, each micro granule is able to absorb many times its original weight in water and release it back to plants as and when they need it. This water management and interaction with essential water-soluble nutrients is the key to reducing the amount of nutrients being lost into the environment, thereby reducing any negative impact on environmental and human health.”