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The European Inventor Award honours
inventors not only for the genius of their scientific or technological
breakthroughs, but also for the impact their inventions have on our lives.
The nomination period
for the 2024 Award has now begun. Whether your favourite inventor works at a
multinational company, growing SME or cutting-edge research institute, we would
be thrilled to learn more about them. Submit your proposals via our nomination platform and help us find the most remarkable inventors in Europe and beyond.
To outstanding and successful inventors whose inventions have been patented by large European companies
To pioneering inventors working at universities or research institutes
To outstanding inventors from outside the EPO's 38 member states who have been granted a European patent
To exceptional inventors at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Honouring the incredible, long-term contribution of a European inventor
over the span of their entire career
Young Inventors Prize
Recognises initiatives that use technology to address a sustainability issue. This global prize is open to all innovators up to the age of 30.