43rd Annual Inventor of the Year
Heard of any groundbreaking inventions lately? Think the inventors deserve an award?
Nominate An Inventor Today!
The IPO Education Foundation is reviewing nominations for the Inventor of the Year Award on a rolling basis throughout the year. To be considered for the award in 2016, submissions must be received by April 15, 2016.
The Award honors inventors whose creations have made a significant impact on the economy or quality of life.
Submit a nomination by simply filling out the form to the right —>
An inventor from any country is eligible for the 2016 award if the invention:
1. Is covered by a patent published in English; and
2. Is commercially available.
Criteria used to judge the nominations include:
1. Originality of concept
2. Ingenuity in bringing the concept to design
3. Societal benefit
The IPO Education Foundation is Delighted to Honor the
2016 Inventors of the Year
Amgen, Inc. – Imlygic and Blincyto
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company – Opdivo and Yervoy
Genentech, Inc. – Tecentriq
Merck & Co. – Keytruda
This year the award honors the inventors of six breakthrough drugs in the field of immunotherapy oncology treatment. It honors the various professionals involved in the entire innovation process, from initial discovery to implementation and commercialization of these medical treatments.
The Inventor of the Year award recognizes the world’s most outstanding recent inventors. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of current inventors and how they benefit the economy and quality of life.
Winners will be honored at the Foundation Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on 6 December.