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European Inventor Award

European Inventor Award 2022

In 2022 the Award took viewers on a journey through the world of inventing, casting a spotlight on the ideas and the individuals shaping a brighter future. The finalists included a professional musician whose new career hits all the right notes, clinicians combatting cancer, the robotics expert whose patients are taking a critical step towards healthier lives, young inventors helping us achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and a Lifetime Achievement laurate whose work may have saved millions of lives. You can re-live the moment, enter the world of inventing once more and watch the recording.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for the European Inventor Award 2023. Your support helped the EPO reach several new milestones, including a record-breaking 633 proposals. An independent jury has selected the finalists, which we will reveal some weeks prior to the event. The winners will be announced at the ceremony in Valencia on 4 July.

Did you know that you can already submit a nomination for the European Inventor Award 2024? Help us recognise outstanding inventors and start your 2024 nomination. You have until beginning of October to submit your proposals.

Young Inventors Prize

Aimed at innovators 30 and under, the new prize recognises initiatives that use technology to solve a problem within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework. The winners and runner up were announced at the Award ceremony.

Discover the 2022 winners

The 2022 finalists come from more than a dozen countries around the world and their inventions span fields ranging from cancer research and renewable energy, to medical technology and manufacturing. The winners were revealed at the Award ceremony in June.

EPO Podcast - Talk Innovation

The EPO has a podcast channel called Talk Innovation. The channel features interviews with many former finalists and winners of the European Inventor Award and provides a rare glimpse at their latest research, innovation trends, and even inventions used in the fight against coronavirus.

Submit proposals for the 2024 Award

We have opened the nomination window earlier this year, giving you more time to propose inventors for Europe's foremost innovation prize. Thanks to our user-friendly platform, you can work on multiple proposals and edit and save your progress as you go along.