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
worldwide will be able to join. Additional details, including
information on the event, registration process and finalists, will be
published in the weeks ahead.
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