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9.10.2014
European Inventor Award finalists Stefan Hell and Shuji Nakamura win Nobel Prize

Two past European Inventor Award finalists have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. European Inventor Award 2007 finalist Shuji Nakamura (US) has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and European Inventor Award 2008 finalist Stefan Hell (Germany) the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

17.6.2014
Exceptional inventors honoured with European Inventor Award 2014

The award ceremony, held at the former Kaiserliches Telegrafenamt (Imperial Telegraph Office) in Germany's capital, was attended by some 500 guests from the fields of business, science, culture and politics, including German Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas.

 
2.6.2014
Innovation TV launched

The EPO’s new smart TV app brings innovation and inventors to your living room

6.5.2014
Vote for your favourite inventor to win the Popular Prize

Following the announcement of this year’s finalists for the European Inventor Award 2014 last week, we have now opened the competition to the public – you can now vote for your favourite individual or team to win the Popular Prize.

29.4.2014
Fifteen finalists announced for European Inventor Award

Fifteen pioneering inventors and/or teams have been named as finalists for the European Inventor Award 2014. The prize will be presented by the European Patent Office (EPO) at a gala ceremony in Berlin on 17 June.

 
28.5.2013
European Inventor Award 2013 goes to outstanding inventors from Austria, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the US

Some 500 guests attended the award ceremony at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, including Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Sander Dekker, the Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, and Michel Barnier, the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services.

 
10.4.2013
Fifteen pioneering inventors nominated for European Inventor Award

The award is presented annually to outstanding inventors in five categories. For the first time, the public is invited to cast their vote to select the winner of the Popular Prize.

 
20.7.2012
Who would you nominate as the greatest inventor?

Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2013 are now open and anyone can have their say as we attempt to seek out the finest inventors.

 
14.6.2012
EPO's European Inventor Award 2012 goes to outstanding inventors from Germany, France, Denmark and Australia

Pioneers in laser eye surgery, hearing-aid devices, fuel cells, hepatitis B treatment and wireless communication honoured in Copenhagen.

 
14.6.2012
Call renewed to improve the environment for Europe's inventors

Speaking at a press conference today in Copenhagen on the occasion of the European Inventor Award 2012, EPO President Benoît Battistelli highlighted Europe's innovation potential, and the need to better support inventors by introducing the planned unitary patent.

 
8.5.2012
European Inventor Award on Euronews

European TV station Euronews will broadcast the first in a series of programmes about the European Inventor Award tonight at 20.50 hrs CET. The first one looks at French nominees Gilles Gosselin, Jean-Louis Imbach and Marti L. Bryant, who developed a potent drug to fight hepatitis B.

 
2.5.2012
Fifteen outstanding inventors nominated for European Inventor Award

The fifteen finalists cover the fields of medical technology and medicine, telecommunications, wastewater treatment, battery recycling, energy storage and environment, clothing, laser technology, railway manufacturing and construction.

 
19.12.2011
The significance of the European Inventor Award

Hear what a winner and a nominee have to say about the lasting value of the EPO's awards.

 
15.12.2011
European Inventor films win three Master Class awards

The jury at this year's Corporate Media Awards praised the European Patent Office for its fifteen films on the European Inventor Award 2011, which were "first-rate films of the highest quality, a prime example of successful communication between specialists and the general public".

 
12.7.2011
Looking for Europe's most innovative inventors

The public nomination phase for the European Inventor Award 2012 is now open. Anyone can join in the search for Europe's finest inventors.

 
19.5.2011
Honouring outstanding inventors

The European Inventor Award 2011 goes to pioneers in medical research and implant technology, clean energy, construction and water purification

 
19.4.2011
European Inventor Award on Euronews

The multi-lingual TV channel shows the first of a series on the European Inventor Award nominees at 19.45hrs CET tonight.

 
3.3.2011
Nominees for the European Inventor Award 2011 announced

Europe's most prestigious innovation prize will be presented in five categories on 19 May in Budapest. With their talent for innovation, Europe's inventors benefit society as a whole, says EPO President Benoît Battistelli.

 

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