Success stories

Selected achievements in clean and green IP

Several inventors in the field of clean and green technology have been finalists at the European Inventor Award in recent years. Find out more about them by watching the videos linked below.

Selected European Inventor Award 2022 winners/finalists 

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

Research

Johan Martens, Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé (BE)

Green hydrogen from sunlight and air

Non-EPO countries

Donald Sadoway (CA/US)

Liquid metal batteries for storing renewable energy

SMEs

Nuno Correia, Carla Gomes and team (PT)

Floating solar farm mooring system that tracks the sun

Young Inventors

Victor Dewulf (BE) and Peter Hedley (UK)

AI-driven waste management

Selected European Inventor Award 2021 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

Industry

Christoph Gürtler, Walter Leitner and team (DE)

Using carbon dioxide to make greener plastics

SMEs

Carmen Hijosa (ES)

Turning pineapple leaves into a sustainable alternative to leather

SMEs

Henrik Lindström and Giovanni Fili (SE)

Flexible solar cells for portable devices

Selected European Inventor Award 2019 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

Industry

Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl (AT)

Higher-performance plastic recycling

Non-EPO countries

Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre (US)

Eco-friendly packaging from mushrooms

Non-EPO countries

Akira Yoshino (JP)

Lithium-ion battery and its evolution

Selected European Inventor Award 2018 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

SMEs

Mehrdad Mahdjoubi (SE)

Closed-loop shower to save water and energy

Lifetime achievement

Henrik Stiesdal (DK)

Offshore windfarms

Selected European Inventor Award 2017 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

SMEs

Gert-Jan Gruter (NL)

Plant-based plastic bottles

SMEs

Steve Lindsey (UK)

Energy-saving rotary air compressor

Selected European Inventor Award 2016 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

SMEs

Tue Johannessen, Ulrich Quaade, Claus Hviid Christensen, Jens Kehlet Nørskov (DK)

Ammonia storage to reduce NOx

Selected European Inventor Award 2015 winners/finalists

Category

Winner / finalist

Invention

Industry

Gunnar Asplund (SE)

High-voltage power grid connection

You'll find further videos and podcasts on topics such as urban mobility, wind energy, climate change and more on our "Talk innovation" podcast and EPO YouTube pages.

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