|European Patent Office in Munich|
Following the success of its European Inventor Award, the European Patent Office has announced a competition for a Young Inventors Prize, Starting from 2022 the EPO will award cash prizes of €20,000, €10,000 and €5,000 for the top 3 inventions by inventors or teams of inventors aged 30 or less, Entries are invited from every country or territory in the world. They may consist of an idea, project or product in any area of technology so long as it is properly documented which addresses a problem within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Entries must be submitted on the EPO's application form before 1 Oct 2021. They will be screened by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts who will send the most promising entries to an international jury chaired by Dr Helen Lee, According to the EPO website:
"The jury will consider the following hierarchy when evaluating the supportive documentation submitted with the nominated initiatives (listed in order of descending importance) ...."