European Patent Office announces the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2019
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced the 15 inventors and inventor teams shortlisted for its prestigious annual innovation prize.
Their inventions span a range of fields from video coding, cancer diagnosis and electron microscopy, to advanced driver assistance systems and plastic recycling .
Award winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Vienna on 20 June.
Award given in five categories: "Industry", "Research", "Non-EPO countries", "SMEs" and "Lifetime achievement". Public choose the winner of the "Popular Prize" from among the 15 finalists.
EPO President António Campinos: "The European Inventor Award recognises the technological pioneers of our time. It is a great distinction to honour these exceptional inventors and their contributions to the advancement of science, society and the economy."