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  • Marco Donolato and team: Magnetic nanoparticles to diagnose disease

  • Ben and Pete Kibel: Fishing hook cover to save seabirds

    Ben and Pete Kibel are the founders of Hookpod Limited. In this talk, the European Inventor Award finalists explain how they managed to create an innovative pod that can prevent commercial longline fishing from killing thousands of seabirds. The conversation is moderated by Edward Cooke, patent examiner at the EPO.

    Learn more about the inspiring inventors Ben and Pete Kibel (UK).

  • Carmen Hijosa: Turning pineapple leaves into a sustainable alternative to leather I 13 October 2022, 18:00 CEST

    Carmen Hijosa has an inspiring story to share: At 60, she began her PhD and established a new textile company that uses pineapple leaves to produce a vegan alternative to leather. Today, her business is thriving, the material is sought after by global fashion brands and the leaves, which are a by-product of pineapple harvesting in the Philippines, offer an additional income stream to farmers while using an otherwise discarded resource. 

    Join the Spanish inventor and social entrepreneur for an inspiring talk on inventing and the role patents in growing a business. 

    Learn more about the inspiring inventor Carmen Hijosa (ES).

    The talk will be streamed here and on other social media platforms on the day.

    • Jan van der Tempel: Safe transfer to and from offshore platforms I 2 December 2022, 10:00 CET

      Learn more about the inspiring inventor Jan van der Tempel (NL).

      The talk will be streamed here and on other social media platforms on the day.