|European Inventor Award 2010: the hunt for Europe's best inventors|
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The public proposal phase for the European Inventor Award 2010 is now open and the whole of Europe can join in the search for its finest inventors.
The European Commission and the European Patent Office have been presenting the highly regarded European Inventor Award to outstanding inventors since 2006. Anyone can put forward inventions and inventors; individuals, small and large enterprises, universities and research institutions can enter themselves or propose another inventor for the Award.
A jury featuring prominent figures such as top German manager Jürgen Dormann and Italian entrepreneur Emma Marcegaglia will judge entries on their degree of innovation and commercial impact and on their contribution to social and ecological progress.
Awards are presented in four categories - Industry, SMEs/Research, Non-European Countries and Lifetime Achievement. Three finalists in each category will be invited to the awards ceremony in Madrid in April 2010, where the winners will be announced.
Information about how to take part and entry forms are available on this website. The deadline for submissions is 12 September 2009.