This Award is unique in that it honours inventors not only for the genius of their scientific or technological breakthroughs, but also for the impact their invention has on society and the economy, putting a spotlight on the individuals behind the inventions that are changing our lives for the better.
You can help determine who will receive the highly coveted Award trophy by nominating an inventor. Simply fill in the nomination form and your inventor could end up on the stage of our prestigious Award ceremony.
Due to the exceptional circumstances, nominations made for the 2020 Award are being carried over to 2021. The finalists will be announced in May 2021 and the event will take place digitally on 17 June 2021. The next nomination period will commence in May 2021.
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