Inspiring inventors – Join the conversation with Carmen Hijosa


Carmen Hijosa has an inspiring story to share: At 60, she began her PhD and established a new textile company that uses pineapple leaves to produce a vegan alternative to leather. Today, her business is thriving, the material is sought after by global fashion brands and the leaves, which are a by-product of pineapple harvesting in the Philippines, offer an additional income stream to farmers while using an otherwise discarded resource.

Join the Spanish inventor and social entrepreneur for an inspiring talk on inventing and the role patents in growing a business.

Date: Thursday, 13 October 2022 
Time: 18.00 hrs - 19.00 hrs CET
Language: English  

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About Inspiring Inventors

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 detect infectious disease expert Marco Donolato and sustainable fishing pioneers Pete and Ben Kibel.

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Carmen Hijosa

Marco Donolato

Pete and Ben Kibel

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