European Inventor Award

About the award

People with a passion for discovery drive innovation. Without their inquisitive minds and desire for new ideas, there would be no inventive spirit and no progress. The European Inventor Award pays tribute to inventors worldwide. It celebrates those who transform their ideas into technological progress, economic growth or improvements to our daily lives. Launched in 2006, the Award gives inventors the recognition they deserve and, like any good competition, it acts as an incentive for others.

European Inventor Awards

The finalists 2023

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Young Inventors Prize

Aimed at innovators aged 30 and under, this prize rewards those using technology to contribute to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. A granted patent is not required, and all finalists receive a cash prize.

Popular prize

Popular Prize

Unlike the traditional Award categories and Young Inventors prize, the Popular Prize is decided by a public vote. In 2023, Patricia de Rango, Daniel Fruchart, Albin Chaise, Michel Jehan, Nataliya Skryabina claimed the trophy for their work in a safe and sustainable way to store hydrogen.


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