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European Inventor Award 2023 finalists announced

9 May 2023

EIA 2023 finalists

The European
Patent Office (EPO) today announced the 12 inventors and inventor teams
selected as finalists for the 2023 European Inventor Award. The winners will be
revealed at a ceremony streamed from Valencia on 4 July and with the announcement
of the finalists, Popular Prize voting begins. If you would like to vote for
your favourite inventor or register to watch the livestream, please follow the links
at the bottom of this news item.

Meet the Tomorrow Shapers

The finalists
use innovation to tackle challenges and demonstrate how patents can help an
idea go from the drawing board to commercialisation. Their stories inspire us
and will spark a sense of wonder for innovation among younger generations.

to these inventors on being selected as finalists for the 2023 Award.


  • Pia Bergström, Annika Malm, Jukka Myllyoja, Jukka-Pekka Pasanen and
    Blanka Toukoniitty: converting waste and residues into high-quality renewable
  • Michiel Dusselier and Bert Sels: cheaper and greener process for producing
  • Josef
    Faderl: corrosion-resistant
    steel for lighter, stronger car parts


  • Harald Haas and team: high-speed internet through LED lights
  • Thorsteinn Loftsson and Einar Stefánsson:
    nanotechnology-based eye treatment
  • Patricia de Rango, Daniel Fruchart,
    Albin Chaise, Michel Jehan and Nataliya Skryabina: safe and sustainable way to
    store hydrogen


  • Antoine
    Hubert and team: vertical insect farms to produce food, feed and
  • Luca Rossettini: cleaning up space
  • Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll:
    reducing noise with an advanced acoustic material

Non-EPO Countries

  • Thomas Oxley and Nicholas Opie: brain implant for two-way communication
    with external devices
  • Kripa Varanasi, David Smith and team: customisable non-stick packaging solution
    to reduce waste
  • Kai
    Wu and team: Li-ion batteries that lower fire and explosion risks

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