About the European Inventor Award
The European Inventor Award is one of Europe’s most prestigious innovation prizes. This year marks the 10th edition of the annual award. Launched by the EPO in 2006, it honours individual inventors and teams of inventors whose pioneering inventions provide answers to some of the biggest challenges of our times. The winners are selected by an independent jury consisting of international authorities in the fields of business, science, academia and research, who examine the proposals in terms of their contribution towards technical progress, social development, wealth and job creation in Europe. The 2015 award ceremony will take place on 11 June in Paris. The general public is also invited to take part in conferring the award: the winner of the Popular Prize is chosen from among the 15 finalists by online voting in the run-up to the ceremony.