News only, 2013


VOK DAMS Munich stages European Inventor Award 2013 

Every year, the European Patent Office honors outstanding inventors for their contribution to technological progress, to economic growth and to society and our daily life in general with the European Inventor Award.

Following a long-standing, successful tradition, Amsterdam joined the exclusive circle of award ceremony locations in 2013. The EPO’s award ceremony also has a long tradition for VOK DAMS. Since 2007, the Munich Team supports this outstanding event. Only recently, VOK DAMS was asked to continue designing and implementing the European Inventor Award until 2017.

The award is presented in five categories: industry, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), research, non-European countries and lifetime achievement. For the first time, an audience award was also presented. Here, the public could vote for the winner in an online poll.

An important element of the award ceremony is its entertainment program, which consisted of three acts this year: dancer Jimmie Surles (Germany), performance artist Katsumi Sakakura (Japan) and dance crew “Chunky Move” from Australia. The German-Dutch presenter Désirée Duray hosted the event At the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

VOK DAMS implemented a perfectly staged award ceremony, which generated high media attention all over Europe and enthused the high-ranking guests on site. This year’s guest of honor was Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.

For information on the European Inventor Award see www.epo.org 


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