For the twelve consecutive year the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Commission will grant an award for the European Inventor of the Year. Entries for the European Inventor Award 2017 must be submitted by October 12, 2016. The Awards are presented in the following five categories: Industry, Research, SMEs, Non-European countries and Lifetime achievement. The winners will be announced at the Award ceremony in June 2017. For more detailed information on the respective award and the requirements please refer to the following link of the EPO: