Young Inventors Prize

About the prize

The Young Inventors Prize rewards those who innovate with a purpose and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aimed at individuals 30 and under, the Prize showcases the transformative power of youth-driven solutions and recognises the remarkable young people paving the way to a more sustainable future.

European Inventor Awards

Meet the Tomorrow Shapers 2024

They’re young. They’re smart. They’re shaping the future. We are thrilled to introduce the Tomorrow Shapers 2024.


Khaoula Ben Ahmed, Ghofrane Ayari, Souleima Ben Temime and Sirine Ayari

​​​​Multi-mode controlled wheelchair technology


Valentyn Frechka

​​Turning fallen leaves into sustainably made paper​


Rochelle Niemeijer

​​AI-driven test kit to identify bacterial infections


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Young Inventors Prize

Young Inventors Prize

The Young Inventors Prize celebrates ten Tomorrow Shapers, inventors 30 and under, whose work drives global sustainability efforts. We also award three special prizes and where the public could also vote for their favourite inventor. 

European inventor award

European Inventor Award

The Award was established in 2006 and shines a spotlight those who transform their ideas into technological progress, economic growth or improvements to our daily lives. Held on a biennial basis, the Award will take place again in 2026. 


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