To encourage the next generation of inventors, the European Patent Office has launched the Young Inventors prize with the aim to rewards young innovators from around the world. They should have any idea, project or product in any field of technology to solve a problem within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Who can apply
Any individual or group worldwide with a maximum age of 30 at the time of the award.
Entrants 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. Proposals must aim at using a technical solution to solve a problem within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Deadline: 1 October 2023.
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