50 Leading Tech Voices
There is much to learn from the inventors working at the forefront of innovation towards a safer, smarter and more sustainable world. To mark the 50th anniversary of the European Patent Convention, the European Patent Office wishes to highlight the incredible work of these great minds. This diverse selection of inventors, scientists, engineers and IP experts, features statements on the future of innovation and how it can help create a brighter future, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Explore their insights across five major innovation areas and a range of crucial topics, from the use of artificial intelligence and the transformation of industry, to the significance of empathy, collaboration, intellectual property, communication, the energy transition and more. This is just the beginning of a conversation that you can continue to follow and contribute to yourself across our social media channels.
The optimism of these leading tech voices speaks volumes about the powerful role innovation can play in helping to combat global warming, achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, transform industry and boost the emerging circular economy through more sustainable patterns of production and consumption. Further advances in areas ranging from green chemistry to 3D printing and nanomaterials have much to contribute, and their potential applications continue to grow.
As we enter a new era of smart health, increased connectivity has the potential to improve access to healthcare globally. These influential individuals provide insights into how the latest developments in a range of areas, from neuroengineering to fighting cancer, can help improve quality of life in ways that would have been unimaginable just a generation ago.
From smartphone cameras to medical imaging techniques, and solar panels to scratch-proof glass, advances first made in space research have improved countless aspects of life on Earth. These space specialists are opening new chapters in that success story, including by changing how we observe life, monitor risks and communicate on Earth, as well as explore outer space.
Cosmonautics, a joint study with the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA)
A smarter, more connected world enables deeper collaboration based on the sharing of expertise. This is crucial for developing solutions to complex global challenges. As the data-driven economy expands, these experts show how digital ecosystems across industry sectors provide new potential for making our daily lives more sustainable.
The health of the planet and human health are deeply intertwined, nowhere more so than on our fields and farms and in our oceans and freshwater environments. The need to sustainably produce nutritious food is essential to creating a world free of hunger and achieving food security. Follow these cutting-edge innovators to learn more about sustainable advances in nutrition.