11 March 2021
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The European Inventor Award will take place on 17 June 2021 and for the first time in the history of the event, the ceremony will be entirely digital. The Office is preparing an immersive virtual experience that viewers worldwide will be able to join. Additional details, including information on the event, registration process and finalists, will be published in the weeks ahead.
The first ceremony took place in 2006. Now, despite the circumstances that unfolded in 2020, it continues to celebrate the creative spirit of each finalist and showcases the inventors who are developing solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our times. The Award recognises the achievements of fifteen finalists in five categories: Industry, Research, Non-EPO countries, SMEs, and Lifetime achievement. From each of these categories, one finalist will receive an Award and we will also reveal the public's favourite inventor in the Popular Prize.