The 15 finalists of the European Inventor Award 2018, announced today by the EPO, have all made significant contributions to advancing technology, generating economic value and creating employment in Europe and throughout the world.
The finalists were selected from a pool of more than 500 individuals and teams of inventors. Their inventions cover a wide range of technological fields including:
- microchip lithography,
- toys and games,
- medical imaging and technology,
- renewable energy,
- material sciences,
- lasers and
The finalists are divided into five categories, i.e. industry, research, non-EPO countries, SMEs and lifetime achievement.
The 2018 award ceremony will take place on June 7 in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The public is invited to take part in conferring one of the awards (the Popular Prize) which is chosen by online voting on the EPO website in the run-up to the ceremony.
Voting is open until 3 June 2018.
Find further information on EPO's website, here.