​​Unveiling excellence: European Inventor Award 2024 finalists revealed

Collage of the European Inventor Award 2024 finalists

The European Patent Office (EPO) is proud to unveil twelve finalists for the 2024 European Inventor Award. From healthcare breakthroughs to sustainable manufacturing, the finalists’ inventions transcend boundaries, tackling pressing global issues head-on. They also represent diverse countries, including France, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Sweden, Brazil, Japan and the United States.  

Now that we have announced the finalists, the Popular Prize contest begins! This unique prize is decided by online public vote, so learn more about the finalists via the links at the bottom of this page, and then vote for your favourite inventor.

The 2024 finalists are




Non-EPO Countries

Looking ahead, we will announce the Young Inventors Prize finalists on 4 June and the Lifetime Achievement laureate on 25 June. We will reveal the winners at ceremony streamed live from Malta on Tuesday, 9 July.