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Join the European Inventor Award 2022 on 21 June at 12:00 CEST

June 16, 2022

The European Inventor Award will take place on 21 June 2021 at 12:00 CEST.

Meet the Inventors that are shaping our world at virtual event.

Finalists of the European Inventor Award 2022 will gather in Munich on 21 June at 12H CET for this year’s winner announcements and to share stories of their remarkable breakthroughs in areas as diverse as cancer research, renewable energy, climate innovation, green industry, medical technology and manufacturing.

A new hybrid format for the European Patent Office’s prestigious annual innovation prize will see the winners being revealed live, with a worldwide audience joining the ceremony online at inventoraward.org. The ceremony will celebrate the inventors behind inventions that are helping to solve some of the biggest global problems of our day. The inventions developed by this year’s finalists include the world’s first exoskeleton for children, space technology to boost the reliability of climate change forecasts and a new type of mammography machine that gives people a better chance of surviving breast cancer.

Jury-selected winners will be announced in the following categories: Industry, Research, SMEs and Non-EPO countries. A Lifetime achievement award will also be conferred at the ceremony on one inventor with an extraordinary career and life story, who has made an outstanding contribution to their field that has saved countless lives. In addition the Popular Prize will be awarded to the inventor who receives the most votes from the public.

Public vote is open for the Popular Prize
The public is now invited to vote for their favourite inventor from among this year’s 13 finalists to win the European Inventor Award 2022 Popular Prize. Votes can be cast online – one per day – from now until the ceremony on 21 June at popular-prize.epo.org. The winner with the most public votes will be announced during the Award ceremony.

Young Inventors prize
This year’s ceremony has also expanded in scope to include the inaugural Young Inventors prize, which was launched by the European Patent Office to recognise ground-breaking innovations from people aged 30 and under. Three young innovators are vying for first, second and third place, with cash prizes of EUR 20 000, EUR 10 000 and EUR 5 000 respectively.

More information on the EPO website:
Watch the ceremony
Popular Prize
About the Young Inventors prize

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