European Inventor Award 2017 finalists announced – Honouring the bright minds behind ground-breaking inventions

  • The European Patent Office (EPO) reveals the fifteen inventors short-listed for this prestigious innovation prize: their work has improved our everyday lives and created economic prosperity
  • Nominated inventors come from a range of countries and technical fields, from green plastics and oil-spill clean-up, to pharmaceuticals, medical imaging and satellite navigation
  • Award ceremony will be held on 15 June 2017 in Venice
  • Five of the six prizes will be decided by an international jury. Popular Prize winner to be selected by the general public via online voting
  • EPO President Benoît Battistelli: “The outstanding inventors nominated for this year’s European Inventor Award allow us to honour the men and women who contribute to improving our daily lives. They are among the leading minds of science and research and show that Europe continues to be a world leader in innovation.”

More information on the EPO website.