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CodeFest is an exciting series of multi-week coding competitions designed to tackle contemporary challenges through the power of patent data. 

These competitions offer a unique opportunity for coders and developers to engage in solving real-world problems, giving them access to the European Patent Office's (EPO) data product and services as well as the chance to win a cash prize.

Codefest on generated AI
CodeFest on generative AI

Develop a generative AI application that transforms how users access, interpret and leverage patent data to uncover hidden opportunities and streamline decision-making processes.

Energy transition technologies
CodeFest on Green Plastics

The EPO's first ever public CodeFest tackled one of today's key sustainability challenges: ridding the planet of plastic waste.

How CodeFest supports the patent system and inventors 

The EPO believes that high-quality patents stem from high-quality data. Therefore, we are committed to providing cutting-edge tools that make our resources more easily accessible. By finding new ways to leverage patent data, we can empower users to transform data into actionable intelligence and, ultimately, innovation. 

In addition to supporting researchers, patent information specialists and inventors, the EPO's extensive data resources offer invaluable insights to numerous governmental and international organisations, including IP offices, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) and the European Commission.  

Join EPO CodeFest to leverage the power of patent intelligence, fostering greater innovation and sustainability within the patent system and better equipping its users to address humanity’s greatest challenges.