European Inventor Award 2019 – Vote now

European Inventor Award 2019The European Patent Office (EPO) invites members of the public to vote for their favourite inventor to receive the European Inventor Award 2019 Popular Prize. Votes can be cast for inventors or inventor teams from among the 15 nominated finalists. The winner of the Popular Prize will be announced by the EPO at this year’s Award ceremony in Vienna on 20 June.

The European Inventor Award is presented annually by the EPO in recognition of exceptional inventors whose creativity and genius have improved the lives of people around the world. While the winners of the Award’s five categories – “Industry”, “Research”, “Non-EPO countries”, “Small and medium-sized enterprises” and “Lifetime achievement” – are selected by an independent international jury of innovation experts, the public alone decides who will receive the Popular Prize during the Award ceremony.

An online vote open to everyone runs until 16 June at https://popular-prize.epo.org/.

All 15 finalists and their inventions are showcased on the EPO website for the public to pick their favourite. Moreover, anyone casting their vote will be entered into a draw, giving them the chance to win an innovative device: This year, voters can win one of 15 personal air conditioners that humidify, purify and chill air in a sustainable and healthy way. One vote per person can be cast every 24 hours until the closing date.

This year’s finalists come from 12 countries: Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, the UK and the US.

Source: European Patent Office