15 | 06 | 2021
European Inventor Award 2021
The European Patent Office (EPO) announces in May the 15 inventors and inventor teams shortlisted for its prestigious annual innovation prize.
The finalists come from more than a dozen countries around the world and their inventions span fields ranging from diagnostics and ultrasound imaging to biometrics, sustainable plastic production, and wildlife protection. The EPO's prestigious annual innovation prize, now in its 15th year, recognises outstanding inventors who have made an exceptional contribution to technology, society, and economic growth.
Finalists nominated in five categories: "Industry", "Research", "Non-EPO countries", "SMEs" and "Lifetime achievement". Since 2013 the winner of the sixth category, the "Popular Prize", will be chosen by the public.
The 2021 European Inventor Award winners will be announced at a ceremony beginning at 19:00 CEST on 17 June 2021, which has this year been reimagined as a digital event for a global audience. The ceremony will be open to the public and held in an extended reality format at www.inventoraward.org.
Read more: https://inventoraward.epo.org/index