Popular Prize | European Inventor Award 2022

Congratulations to Elena García Armada!

Winner of the Popular Prize 2022

Congratulations to

Elena García Armada

World’s first adaptable robotic exoskeleton for children

The finalists

Thirteen inventors or inventor teams from around the world have been nominated for this year’s Popular Prize.

They are in four categories: Industry, Non‑EPO countries, SMEs and Research. 

Find out more about the finalists
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  • Frank Herre, Hans-Georg Fritz, Timo Beyl, Marcus Kleiner and Benjamin Wöhr

    Germany
    Revolutionary no-waste car body paint system
  • Frédérick Pasternak

    France
    Unlocking next-gen weather forecasts and climate models
  • Jaan Leis, Mati Arulepp and Anti Perkson

    Estonia
    Superior carbon-based materials for ultracapacitors
  • Claude Grison

    France
    Decontaminating polluted soils with metal-eating plants
  • Elena García Armada

    Spain
    World’s first adaptable robotic exoskeleton for children
  • Johan Martens, Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé

    Belgium
    Green hydrogen from sunlight and air
  • Marco Stampanoni, Zhentian Wang and team

    China / Switzerland
    Phase-contrast X-ray imaging for advanced breast cancer detection
  • Donald Sadoway

    Canada / USA
    Liquid metal batteries for storing renewable energy
  • Ido Sella and Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

    Israel
    Concrete technology to encourage marine biodiversity
  • Madiha Derouazi, Elodie Belnoue and team

    Switzerland
    Therapeutic vaccine platform to treat cancer
  • Nuno Correia, Carla Gomes and team

    Portugal
    Floating solar farm mooring system that tracks the sun
  • Nuria Espallargas and Fahmi Mubarok

    Norway
    Ground breaking spray-on ceramic coatings
  • Joachim Fiedler

    Germany
    Fun, strong fasteners for quick-release
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Jaan Leis, Mati Arulepp and Anti Perkson
Superior carbon-based materials for ultracapacitors

About the invention

After two decades of research, these Estonian inventors have made a critical breakthrough and optimised a material called curved graphene. Their perseverance has paved the way to faster charging, longer lasting and more efficient batteries.

More details on www.epo.org