The inventor awards held every year will find their owners on June 17, 2021, this year and for the first time in the history of the event, the ceremony will be entirely digital. The EPO is preparing an immersive virtual experience that viewers worldwide will be able to join.
As known, the 2020 Award has been postponed until 2021. Now, despite the circumstances that unfolded in 2020, it continues to celebrate the creative spirit of each finalist and showcases the inventors who are developing solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our times. The Award recognizes the achievements of fifteen finalists in five categories: Industry, Research, Non-EPO countries, SMEs, and Lifetime Achievement. The finalists will be announced in May 2021. From each of these categories, one finalist will receive an Award and it will be also revealed as the public's favorite inventor in the Popular Prize.