Making plastic recycling more efficient: Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl named European Inventor Award 2019 finalists

Austrian inventors and businessmen Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for their plastic recycling technology Their inventions efficiently turn a wide variety of plastic waste into high-quality pellets that can be used to make new products With more than 6 000 of their machines

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Detecting cancer before it spreads: Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist

Paris-based Italian oncologist Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for developing a new diagnostic blood test for cancer Her highly-sensitive blood filtration process detects circulating tumour cells (CTCs), which play a key role in spreading cancer to other organs of the body Paterlini-Bréchot’s invention could save many

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Honouring a prolific inventor’s dedication to advancing video compression: Marta Karczewicz named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist

Polish inventor Marta Karczewicz nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for her work in advancing video compression Karczewicz’s hundreds of inventions have helped reduce the size of data files, enabling high quality video streaming and more Her contribution to the development of codecs and technical standards has made her

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A clearer cancer test by measuring immune response: Jérôme Galon named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist

French immunologist Jérôme Galon nominated for European Patent Office’s (EPO) annual innovation prize Galon’s invention – an immune diagnostic test that predicts the risk of relapse for cancer patients – works by counting immune cells near tumour sites Technology provides a clearer, more complete analysis of a person’s cancer, enabling

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Honouring the man who brought single atoms into focus: Maximilian Haider named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist

  Austrian experimental physicist Maximilian Haider nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for life’s work in electron microscopy Haider invented the world’s first corrective system for electron microscopes, solving a longstanding problem of blurring and distorted images For the last 20 years, Haider’s work has supported the boom in

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Computer vision for greater road safety: Amnon Shashua and team named finalists of the European Inventor Award 2019

Israeli inventor Amnon Shashua and the Mobileye team nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for their Advanced Driver Assistance System Invention uses a single camera and artificial intelligence to alert drivers to potential hazards Mobileye system is already used in more than 40 million cars worldwide, bringing lifesaving driver

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Shaping the future of breakwaters with an efficient concrete mould: Antonio Corredor Molguero and Carlos Fermín Menéndez Díaz named European Inventor Award 2019 finalists

Spanish inventors Antonio Corredor Molguero and Carlos Fermín Menéndez Díaz nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for unique concrete mould Their invention enables patented concrete units to be produced industrially and used as breakwaters to protect harbours and coastlines The easy-to-use mould saves on construction costs and improves coastal

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The 27-millisecond update for greater road safety: Gideon Stein named European Inventor Award 2019 finalist

Israeli inventor Gideon Stein nominated for European Patent Office (EPO) prize for his Advanced Driver Assistance System Invention uses a single camera and artificial intelligence to alert drivers to potential hazards, reducing traffic accidents Mobileye system is already used in more than 30 million cars worldwide, bringing driver assistance technology

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