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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 on

If you know of an inventor who has a trophy winning idea, why not nominate them for a European Inventor Award or Young Inventors prize in 2023? The nomination form is now live and you may submit a proposal on or before Monday, 3 October 2022.

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.