European Inventor Award

About the award

People with a passion for discovery drive innovation. Without their inquisitive minds and desire for new ideas, there would be no inventive spirit and no progress. The European Inventor Award pays tribute to inventors worldwide. It celebrates those who transform their ideas into technological progress, economic growth or improvements to our daily lives. Launched in 2006, the Award gives inventors the recognition they deserve and, like any good competition, it acts as an incentive for others.

European Inventor Awards

The finalists 2023

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The world’s brightest ideas and sharpest minds all in one place. Use the filters to search by year, category, field, country or name

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Watch the online ceremony on 4 July

The 2023 ceremony will be streamed from Valencia. Register today and get ready for a spectacular show featuring the world’s sharpest minds.


Young Inventors Prize

Our newest prize celebrates innovators aged 30 and under. The prize rewards individuals or teams who use technology to contribute towards the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. It is also our only prize which offers the finalists and winners a cash incentive.

Popular prize

Popular Prize

Unlike the traditional Award categories and Young Inventors prize, the Popular Prize is decided by a public vote. In the Award’s history, only one inventor has won both their category and this prize. Can you guess which legendary inventor achieved this milestone?


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