The European Inventor Award is one of the world’s major scientific awards and chief incentive for some of the most pioneering inventions of all time.
SCIENCE . TECHNOLOGY
European Inventor Award 2018
15 x 6' (ENG, GER, FRE)
Inventions that provide answers to the challenges of our time and contribute to social progress, economic growth and prosperity. With invitees including high-ranking figures from politics, economy and science, the gala which hosts the award is scheduled to take place on the 7th June in Paris.
Fifteen teams with fifteen ground-breaking inventions in five different categories will compete to win the European Inventor Award.
Who has what it takes to win?
THESE ARE THE 15 FINALISTS:
1. Erik Loopstra (NL), Vadim Banine (NL/RU): EUV lithography for smaller, more powerful microchips - Industry
2. Gaute Munch, Erik Hansen and team (DK): LEGO programmable robots - Industry
3. Agnès Poulbot, Jacques Barraud† (FR): Auto-regenerating tyre tread - Industry
4. Jens Frahm (DE): Faster, real-time MRI - Research
5. Eileen Ingham, John Fisher CBE (UK): Donor tissue without rejection - Research
6. Jacek Jemielity, Joanna Kowalska, Edward Darżynkiewicz and team (PL): Stabilising messenger RNA - Research
7. Stephen Dewar (CA), Philip Watts (US/CA) and Frank Fish (US): Turbines and fans inspired by whales - Non-EPO countries
8. Alex Kipman (BR):HoloLens: mixed reality smart glasses - Non-EPO countries
9. Esther Sans Takeuchi (US): Batteries to reset the heart - Non-EPO countries
10. Mehrdad Mahdjoubi (SE): Closed-loop shower - SMEs
11. Jane ní Dhulchaointigh and team (IR): Sugru: multi-purpose mouldable glue - SMEs
12. Thomas Scheibel (DE): Artificial spider silk - SMEs
13. Ursula Keller (CH): Ultrafast pulsed lasers - Lifetime achievement
14. Jacques Lewiner (FR): Smoke alarm, internet connections, secure key cards and many more - Lifetime achievement
15. Henrik Stiesdal (DK): Offshore wind farms - Lifetime achievement
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