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Inspiring Inventors: Johan Martens

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Inspiring inventors-Johan Martens

Join Johan Martens to learn how his team produces clean hydrogen with their unique solar panels.

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Past event
OCT
19
10:00 - 11:00 h
No registration required.

Programme

Inspiring Inventors combines entertaining personal stories with practical advice for aspiring inventors. Learn how Johan Martens and his team invented a solar panel that produces clean hydrogen from sunlight and moisture.

Thursday, 19 October 2023

While hydrogen is a promising alternative to fossil fuels, producing it can be resource intensive, requiring water and energy. Join the next Inspiring Inventors to learn how Johan Martens and his team have tackled this problem with a unique solution. Their solar panel produces clean hydrogen from sunlight and moisture in the air without using external water, a connection to a power grid, gas pipelines or precious metals. Where did his journey begin? What motivated Johan to use science to tackle global challenges? 

  • Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023   
  • Time: 10.00 hrs – 11.00 hrs CEST  
  • Language: English

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About Inspiring Inventors   

Moderated by EPO patent examiner Edward Cooke, Inspiring Inventors is an interactive series that combines entertaining personal stories with practical advice for aspiring inventors. In each talk, the audience has a unique opportunity to interact with former European Inventor Award finalists, learn from their inspiring experiences and take a closer look at what goes into successfully bringing an invention to market. Previous editions have featured Spanish robotics expert Elena García Armada, material scientists Nuria Espallargas and Fahmi Mubarok, social entrepreneur Carmen Hijosa and infectious disease detection expert Marco Donolato.

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Johan Martens
Johan Martens

Johan Martens led the development of a solar panel that produces clean hydrogen gas from sunlight and ambient moisture, offering a promising source of green energy for buildings. Since 2013, Martens has worked with Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé in refining the technology and preparing it for commercialisation. The Belgian trio were finalists in the 2022 European Inventor Award in the Research category.