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.
You can help determine who will receive a highly coveted Award trophy by nominating an inventor. Simply complete the nomination form, submit it before the deadline is reached and your inventor could become a finalist in Europe's foremost innovation prize.
Nominations for the 2022 edition of the European Inventor Award must be sent to the EPO by 1 October 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
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 aged 30 or under.