While the Award recognise technological breakthroughs, it also casts a spotlight on the individuals who are driving brighter future. It showcases inspiring ideas and underlines the role that inventors play in building a smarter, more sustainable world. You can also play a role in one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prize by nominating your favourite inventor. To submit a proposal, complete the form below on or before Monday, 3 October.
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
Recognises initiatives that use technology to address a sustainability issue. This global prize is open to all innovators up to the age of 30.