European Inventor Award | Popular Prize 2018

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The finalists

15 inventors or inventor teams from around the world have been nominated for this year’s European Inventor Award in five categories: Industry, Research, Non-EPO countries, SMEs and Lifetime achievement.

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  1. Vote & win

    Vote for your favourite inventor by simply entering your name and e-mail address.

  2. Confirm

    Once you have verified your e-mail address, you can be entered into a prize lottery.

  3. Win

    The lucky winners will be contacted once the voting has closed. Their names will be published here, on the EPO website and on the EPO’s Facebook page.

Win a great prize!

As a thank you for your vote, we are also giving you the chance to win a prize of your own. 

Prize: 25 x I Lock IT – a smart bike lock

I Lock IT locks and unlocks your bike using low-energy Bluetooth technology.


Competition rules

The European Inventor Award and the Popular Prize lottery are organised by the European Patent Office (EPO). The Popular Prize scheme is regulated by German law.

  • You can vote for an inventor more than once, provided it’s on different days.
  • You can vote for multiple inventors each day.
  • If you want to be included in the prize lottery, please check the relevant box while voting. Each time you vote, your chances to win your own prize increase.
  • The total duration of the voting is five weeks, from 24 April 2018 to 3 June 2018.
  • The winners of the prize lottery will be drawn at random by the EPO on 11 June.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the Popular Prize vote.
  • The winners of the prize lottery will be notified by e-mail and requested to respond within 7 days to provide their postal address.
  • For more information, please read the Terms and Conditions, which you need to accept in order to be able to vote and participate in the lottery.

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