The European Inventor Award pays tribute to the men and women whose quest for new ideas drives technological progress and economic growth, shapes society and improves our daily lives.
In 2013, Amsterdam will join the illustrious list of event locations for the European Inventor Award.
Explore past awards
Industry: for outstanding and successful
technologies patented by large European companies
exceptional inventions at small-to-medium-sized
Research: pioneering inventors who work at universities or
Lifetime achievement: the
long-term contribution of an individual European inventor
inventors who are not European nationals but hold a European patent
The independent jury members who judge nominations for the European Inventor Award are international authorities in the fields of politics, business, media, science, academia and research.
Determining the winners
Any member of the public can nominate an inventor for the European Inventor Award. The selection process relies on the hard work of EPO experts and an independent international jury that evaluates innovations not only on their technological originality but also on their economic and social impact.