The prestigious European Inventor Award will take place on June 15, 2017 to celebrate the people behind the innovations that are changing lives.
Launched by the EPI in 2006 the award pays tribute to the passionate individuals and teams whose scientific, creative and intellectual skills are contributing to global growth and progress. It aims to encourage innovation by giving inventors recognition and incentivising future winners. In 2017 the 12th edition of the European Inventor Award will take place in Venice, Italy.
The nominees are first put forward by the public, then EPO experts and an independent international jury evaluate the innovations based on technical originality as well as economic and social impact.
Lars Liljeryd (Sweden) – Digital audio compression
Giuseppe Remuzzi, Ariela Benigni, Carlamaria Zoja (Italy) – Treatments for chronic kidney disease
Jan van den Boogaart and Oliver Hayden (Netherlands, Austria) – Rapid blood test for malaria
Hans Clevers (Netherlands) – Lab-grown human organs (organoids)
Laurent Lestarquit, José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez and team (France, Spain) – Radio signals for better satellite navigation
Sylviane Muller (France) – Treating lupus by targeting T-cells