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  • Nuria Espallargas and Fahmi Mubarok: Groundbreaking spray-on ceramic coatings

    Nuria Espallargas and Fahmi Mubarok are pioneers who overcame a seemingly impossible challenge to develop a new spray-on ceramic coating. Their perseverance paved the way for a growing business and a partnership with the European Space Agency. 

    Join these inspiring inventors to learn how these materials scientists are taking their innovation from the lab to the moon. The conversation is moderated by Edward Cooke, patent examiner at the EPO.

    Learn more about the inspiring inventors Nuria Espallargas (ES) and Fahmi Mubarok (ID).

  • Carmen Hijosa: Turning pineapple leaves into a sustainable alternative to leather

    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. The conversation is moderated by Edward Cooke, patent examiner at the EPO.

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

  • 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).

  • Marco Donolato and team: Magnetic nanoparticles to diagnose disease

  • Elena García Armada: World's first adaptable robotic exoskeleton for children I 23 March 2023 at 10.00 hrs CET (GMT +01:00)

    Spanish professor Elena García has developed an adaptable robotic exoskeleton for children who use wheelchairs. The exoskeleton enables the children to walk during muscle rehabilitation therapy, improving their well-being and extending their life expectancy.

    Join the Spanish inventor for an inspiring talk. The conversation will be moderated by Edward Cooke, patent examiner at the EPO.

    Learn more about the inspiring inventor Elena García Armada (ES).

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

    • Johan Martens, Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé: Green hydrogen from sunlight and air I 19 October 2023 at 10.00 hrs CEST (GMT +02:00)

      Johan Martens, Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé have invented a solar panel that produces clean hydrogen gas from sunlight and ambient moisture, potentially providing an alternative source of green energy for buildings around the world.

      Join these inventors for an inspiring talk. The conversation will be moderated by Edward Cooke, patent examiner at the EPO.

      Learn more about the inspiring inventors Johan Martens, Tom Bosserez and Jan Rongé (BE).

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