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What are the best inventions of the year?


This question can hardly be answered. There are a lot of new and brilliant or amazing inventions worldwide. There are countless industries and scientific fields. In the following list you will find the innovations awarded by experts in their field filterable by country, year, technical field and keyword. You are welcome to add award winners of innovation competitions to the list. Under "details" you will also find a video presenting the invention. Are you an award winner? We are happy to add a link to your company website!


Post Invention Award

Testing for malaria without drawing blood

Awardee : Brian Gitta / MATIBABU

Award name : Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Award

Year : 2018

Technical field :

  • Life Science, Pharmacheutics

Location : Uganda

Rapid Blood Test for Malaria

Awardee : Jan van den Boogaart and Oliver Hayden (The Netherlands/Austria) / Siemens Healthineers

Award name : European Inventor Award

Year : 2017

Technical field :

  • Life Science, Pharmacheutics

Location : Netherlands

Higher performance plastic recycling

Awardee : Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl / EREMA Group, Austria

Award name : Europäischer Erfinderpreis

Year : 2019

Technical field :

  • Green Technology

Location : Austria