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The European Inventor Award honours inventors not only for
the genius of their scientific or technological breakthroughs, but also for the
impact their inventions have on our lives.
Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2022 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for next year’s event. The finalists will be revealed six weeks prior to the event and the winners will be announced at the ceremony.
To outstanding and successful inventors whose inventions have been patented by large European companies
To pioneering inventors working at universities or research institutes
To outstanding inventors from outside the EPO's 38 member states who have been granted a European patent
To exceptional inventors at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Honouring the incredible, long-term contribution of a European inventor
over the span of their entire career
Young Inventors prize
Recognises initiatives that use technology to address a sustainability issue. This global prize is open to all innovators up to the age of 30.