The European Inventor Award 2010 has been opened to the public. Anyone, including individuals, universities, and corporations, may enter the competition or nominate others as inventor of the year. Commercial impact and contributions to social and ecological progress will be the main focus in selecting the inventor of year.
The competition has four categories: Industry, SMEs/research, Non-European Countries, and Lifetime. The deadline for submissions is September 12, 2009, and the winner will be announced in April 2010 in Madrid.