EPWS: European Inventor Award – 2015 nominations

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The European Inventor Award is presented annually by the European Patent Office to inventors who have made a significant contribution to innovation, economy and society in Europe. Inventions from all technological fields are considered for this award. As one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, the European Inventor Award pays tribute to the creativity of inventors the world over, who use their technical, scientific and intellectual skills to make a real contribution to technological progress and economic growth and so improve people’s daily lives.

Launched by the EPO in 2006, the award gives inventors the recognition they deserve. And, like every competition, it acts as an incentive for other potential winners. It helps to protect ideas and encourage innovation.

The 2015 European Inventor Award is already open for new entries.

EPWS has been asked by the European Patent Office to circulate this information in order to increase awareness of the Award.

Please find all the necessary information to nominate an inventor at :

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