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Dreams come true at the 2018 European Inventor Awards today

07 June 2018

EPO shines a spotlight on some of Europe's most deserving inventors

The European Patent Office celebrated invention today at its 2018 European Inventor Awards, held in St Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. The purpose of this major event is to pay tribute to, and make known the impact inventors across Europe and beyond have on humanity and on our economy.

The jury, a cross section of eminent scientists and engineers from different sectors, led by Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos and a former finance minister of France had a difficult job. Tyres that regenerate and reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission; MRI movies that enable better detection of illnesses and improve our understanding of how the body works; a new silicone putty that allows people to start fixing their broken objects instead of replacing them; artificial silk fibre that is multiple times stronger than steel; tiny batteries that power cardiac defibrillators; a next generation of microchips made with a new light source and lithography process that will further transform smartphones and other communication tools ...

You can learn about the inventions and their remarkable male and female inventors celebrated today on the European Patent Office website.