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News article27 May 20221 min read

EPO Announces Finalists of the “European Inventor Award 2022” and “Young Inventors Prize”

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently announced the finalists of the “European Inventor Award 2022” and the new “Young Inventors Prize”.

The "European Inventor Award" celebrates outstanding innovators and recognises their contributions to a brighter and more prosperous world. Twelve finalists have been nominated in five separate categories: Industry, Research, Non-EPO countries, SMEs and Lifetime achievement.

This year's brand-new "Young Inventors Prize" recognises individuals or teams of innovators aged 30 and younger and celebrates technological solutions that support the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. From a pool of hundreds of inventions, three successful initiatives were selected by an independent, international jury: AI-driven waste management system, biodegradable absorbents to combat period poverty and an app to detect Parkinson's disease early.

This year’s awards mainly focus on sustainability, green technologies, progress and positive societal change as well as gender equality and it aims to give inventors the recognition they deserve. The winners of both the “European Inventor Award 2022” and the “Young Inventors Prize” will be announced in a dedicated ceremony on 21 June.



Publication date
27 May 2022