The European Inventor Award or European Inventor awards are presented annually by the European Patent Office, sometimes supported by the respective Presidency of the Council of the European Union and by the European Commission, to inventors who have made a significant contribution to innovation, economy and society in Europe. Inventions from all technological fields are considered for this award. The winners in each category are presented with an award shaped like a sail. There is no cash prize associated with the award.The prize was formerly known as European Inventor of the Year Award and was renamed in 2010.
Industry,SMEs,Research,Non-European countries,Lifetime achievement.