Young Inventors Prize 2022: Call for Nominations

Friday, September 10, 2021

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations, ranging from climate action and sustainable cities to quality education and zero hunger. The EPO wants to acknowledge young innovators who use technology to develop solutions that will help reach these goals and positively impact our live for a better future.

Who can make a proposal?

Any member of the public may propose candidates or themselves for the Young Inventors prize. To make a proposal, please complete this nomination form.

What are the requirements?

The Young Inventors prize is open to any individual or group worldwide with a maximum age of 30 at the time of the award. You can propose any idea, project or product in any field of technology. Each proposal must be accompanied by supporting information that is already in the public domain, for example, granted intellectual property rights, published scientific papers, case studies or audio-visual material. The initiative must aim at using a technical solution to solve a problem within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, please read the eligibility rules and conditions.

Deadline for proposals: 1 October 2021


The winner will be revealed at the European Inventor Award ceremony in June 2022. A cash incentive has been made available to support young or early-career innovators to help them advance their work. The winner will receive a cash prize of EUR 20 000, the second and third placed finalists will receive EUR 10 000 and EUR 5 000 respectively.

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