Led by the European Patent Office (EPO), the European Inventor Award promotes the patent system by telling the stories of successful inventors, and showing how patents have helped them to secure value, raise investment and create jobs. 

The Award is unique in that it honours inventors not only for the genius of their scientific or technological breakthroughs, but also for the impact their invention has on society and the economy, putting a spotlight on the individuals behind the inventions that are changing our lives for the better.

The nomination period for the 2019 edition of the European Inventor Award has started and will end on 28 September 2018.

The nominations are accepted under five different categories:

  • Industry
  • Research
  • Non-EPO countries
  • SMEs
  • Lifetime achievement

For more information about the European Inventor Award, please click here.