European Patent Office announces the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2019

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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."

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