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Delhi, August 27, 2019 – With the aim to recognize and reward academic excellence and outstanding innovation capabilities in students studying in the fields of science, engineering & technology, Avery Dennison Foundation today announced 10 winners under its Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Scheme. In its 2019 edition of InvEnt, Avery Dennison felicitated 10 scholars from premier institutes in an award ceremony organized in Gurgaon.

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 & innovation development amongst the students. This year, 10 winners belonging to 5 premier institutes received the scholarship of US$ 1300 each and an opportunity to participate in a special workshop on invention & 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

  1. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

 This year marks the 8th edition of InvEnt, an Avery Dennison Foundation Initiative to recognize and reward invention, innovation and excellence among the budding talent in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. 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”.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. 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 Center, Read India and Rotary International is helping us in this pursuit.”

Started in India in 2012, the winners under the Avery Dennison Foundation Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Programme 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.

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