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 2023 are now closed. Thanks to your support, the EPO received 633 proposals, the highest total in the event's history. Several records fell, including the number of proposals in the SMEs category (153) and the Young Inventors Prize (182). The nomination drive also reflected diversity, with the inventors representing 53 nationalities across all continents.
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.