Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2014 are now closed. The deadline for entries was 30 September 2013.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.
We will present three finalists in each category in spring and announce the winners at the award ceremony in Berlin on 12 June 2014.
Industry: for outstanding and successful technologies patented by large European companies
SMEs: for exceptional inventions at small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Research: for pioneering inventors working at universities or research institutes
Lifetime achievement: honouring the long-term contribution of an individual European inventor
Non-European countries: for all inventors who are not European nationals but have been granted a European patent
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.