And… they did it! Our Estonian trio Jaan Leis, Mati Arulepp and Anti Perkson won the European Inventor Award 2022 from the European Patent Office (EPO) in the Industry category for their work on developing and optimizing the properties of our patented curved graphene material to obtain unprecedented power and energy density in supercapacitors.

The team was honored at the European Inventor Award 2022 ceremony in Munich. The award is one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prizes and is presented annually to outstanding inventors from Europe and beyond who have made an exceptional contribution to society, technological progress and economic growth.

"Technological innovations are signaling a way forward in the global transition to a greener economy. I am delighted to recognize today the achievements of Jaan Leis, Mati Arulepp and Anti Perkson whose inventions are helping industries reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and take a crucial step forward in the fight against climate change," said Antonio Campinos, president of the European Patent Office.

Skeleton would not exist and would not be successful without the excellence of our R&D. When we say that our science and technology are the best in the world, we really mean it. And today, the European scientific community fully recognizes it. We are extremely proud of our three scientists and of our R&D in general.

If you were unable to watch the live event, you can follow the recording via inventoraward.org.