European Inventor Award 2012 goes to Denmark for the second year running

The Danish company Widex receives the 2012 European award on patent.

The prestigious European Inventor Award, dedicated to the most spectacular inventions in Europe, has been given to Danish Widex. Widex has been chosen due to their pioneering work on hearing aid technology.

The prominent award is a symbol of Danish companies’ competences in innovation and creativity, states Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn.

- For the second year in a row, a Danish company wins a prestigious prize at the European Inventor Award, which must be considered the Oscars of patents. Danish companies have been nominated four times in the seven years the award has been given away. This year, the three inventors Jan Tøpholm, Søren Westermann and Svend Vitting Andersen from Widex won the prize in the great industry category, previously won by the German car company Audi, says Ole Sohn.

This year the awards took place in the Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen.