European Inventor Award 2013

Type: Best-of   Reference: i-078756   Duration: 00:13:02  Lieu: Amsterdam
End production: 28/05/2013   First transmission: 28/05/2013
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00:00:01 Today in Amsterdam, for the eighth time, the winners of the European Inventor Award were announced, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. Each year, the ceremony honours outstanding inventors from all over the world with the “Oscar of Technology”. The prizes are awarded by the European Patent Office to inventors who have made a significant contribution to social, economic and technological progress. 00:00:18
00:00:19 IV Oswald Schröder, Spokesperson / Principal Director Communications “It is quite difficult, to explain what innovation is really about and how it functions. What is the relationship between an invention, a patent and society. And therefore we have chosen 15 concrete examples, probably the best worldwide, to demonstrate, how innovation functions.” 00:00:22
00:00:41 This year’s finalists covered fields as diverse as medicine, furniture and display technology. A total of 15 engineers and scientists were nominated in five separate categories, as well as being eligible for the Popular Prize. 00:00:13
00:00:54 The international ceremony played host to a veritable who’s who of prominent figures from the worlds of science, politics and high society. Alongside Princess Beatrix, EU Commissioner Michel Bernier and the President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, were also in attendance. 00:00:11
00:01:05 Among the proud winners of the technology Oscar was the Frenchman Patrick Couvreur. With his invention, the nanotechnology pioneer has given new hope for cancer treatment that does not harm healthy tissue. 00:00:10
00:01:15 IV Patrick Couvreur, winner in the category “research” “I am of course very happy, not only personally for me, but especially for my research group, which is composed of young student who are doing either PHD or Post-doc. So its really a very important recognition.” 00:00:17
00:01:32 The Swedish researcher Pål Nyrén has, together with his team, discovered a new, faster way of decoding DNA. His methods have opened up exciting new possibilities for targeted, personalised medicine. 00:00:13
00:01:45 IV Pål Nyrén, winner in the category “small and medium sized enterprises” “It has been a big recognition. Not only my friends are calling in, but the press and interviews, filming and such things. This has been a really good thing the European Inventor Award.” 00:00:13
00:01:58 In the lifetime achievement category, the award went to Switzerland’s Martin Schadt, the inventor of the LCD technology. In the past year alone, more than 40 million displays based on this technology have been produced. 00:00:12
00:02:10 IV Martin Schadt, winner in the category “lifetime achievement” “This award means a great deal to me. It is a great honour and a huge surprise. I never thought that I could be a winner. Especially because all the other winners have carried out such fantastic work.” 00:00:17
00:02:27 The next European Inventor Award will take place in Berlin, in 2014. 00:00:11
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00:02:49 General views of Amsterdam / external shots Beurs van Berlage 00:00:24
00:03:13 Arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Greeting by Benoît Battistelli, President European Patent Office Line of Honour at the foyer, kiss on the hand by Michel Barnier, EU commissioner 00:00:29
00:03:42 Arrival of EU commissioner Michel Barnier Greeting by Benoît Battistelli, President European Patent Office Walk to the foyer 00:00:08
00:03:50 Arrival of the winners outside (Pål Nyren, José Luis López Gómez, Claus Hämmerle, Martin Schadt) Winners & VIPs at the foyer, meet and greet 00:00:58
00:04:48 IV Oswald Schröder, Spokesperson / Principal Director Communications in English About the relation between innovation and patents, 15 Nominees for the European Inventor Award 00:00:22
00:05:10 Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands enters the ballroom, sits down in the front row 00:00:26
00:05:36 Beginning of the Award Ceremony: Benoît Battistelli at the speaker’s desk, presenter Désirée Duray greets the audience 00:00:16
00:05:52 Category “Research” Presentation of the Nominees (in the picture) / Clip Patrick Couvreur / Announcement of the winner Couvreur, handover of the award and group photo 00:00:41
00:06:33 Category “Small and medium sized enterprises” Presentation of the Nominees (in the picture) / Clip Pål Nyren / Announcement of the winner Nyren, handover of the award and group photo 00:01:01
00:07:34 Category “Non-European countries” Presentation of the Nominees (in the picture) / Clip Ajay V. Bhatt / Announcement of the winner Bhatt, handover of the award and group photo 00:01:10
00:08:44 Category “Industry” Presentation of the Nominees (in the picture) / Clip Claus Hämmerle / Announcement of the winner Hämmerle, handover of the award and group photo 00:00:58
00:09:42 Category “Lifetime achievement” Presentation of the Nominees (in the picture) / Clip Martin Schadt / Announcement of the winner Martin Schadt, handover of the award and group photo 00:00:50
00:10:32 Group photo on the stage with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and all nominees 00:00:49
00:11:21 Mix of the show acts 00:00:05
00:11:26 IV Pål Nyrén (winner in the category “Small and medium sized enterprises”) in English About the nomination and the European Inventor Award 00:00:22
00:11:48 IV Ajay V. Bhatt (winner in the category “Non-European countries”) in English About the award and the recognition for inventors 00:00:33
00:12:21 IV Patrick Couvreur (winner in the category “Research”) in English About the award as a big recognition 00:00:15
00:12:36 IV Martin Schadt (winner in the category “Lifetime achievement”) in German „Der Preis bedeutet mir sehr viel, ich finde das eine ganz tolle Ehrung und sie kommt sehr überraschend. Ich habe nicht gedacht, dass ich der Gewinner bin. Und zwar deswegen nicht weil auch die anderen Preisträger gute Arbeit geleistet haben.“ Translation: “The award really means a lot to me. I think it’s a great honour and it’s really surprising for me to receive it. I haven’t thought that I would be the winner, because all the other awardees did a really good job as well.” 00:00:12
00:12:48 IV Claus Hämmerle (winner in the category “Industry”) in German „Diese Anerkennung ist doch sehr groß durch diesen Erfinderpreis für die jahrelange, mühsame Kleinarbeit , in der diese Entwicklung von diesen Scharnieren gemacht wurde.“ Translation: “The recognition by means of this inventor award is actually really huge, for the long lasting hard work in which we developed these furniture hinges.” 00:00:14
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