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European Inventor Award 2016 – Interview with Benoît Battistelli, EPO President

“Inventors are the modern heroes of our time,” said EPO President Benoît Battistelli, about the 2016 European Inventor Award winners. Mr Battistelli says that the award ceremony is a tribute to the spirit of innovation and the work of dedicated individuals who through their inventions advance the state of the art for all of us. The inventions recognised with this year’s award give new hope to people suffering from disease, increase diagnostic efficiency, protect the environment and save thousands of lives on the road. “The significance and impact of the work of these inventors underlines the importance of the European patent system for the benefit of economic strength and technological progress in Europe,” Mr Battistelli said.

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