EPO – Finalist 2016 Research – Treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Alim-Louis Benabid

Alim-Louis Benabid (France) | WINNER 2016

Invention: Treatment for Parkinson’s disease

The invention by French neurosurgeon and physicist Alim-Louis Benabid of high-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions has allowed patients around the world to resume functional and fulfilling lives without the need for radical surgeries.

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EPO – Finalist Research – Implantable biofuel cell that runs on glucose, Philippe Cinquin, Serge Cosnier

EPO – Finalist Research – Implantable biofuel cell that runs on glucose, Philippe Cinquin, Serge Cosnier

Invention: Implantable biofuel cell that runs on glucose What if implants such as pacemakers could receive their energy not from batteries but from the human body itself,

EPO – Finalist SMEs – Inflatable bike helmet, Terese Alstin, Anna Haupt

EPO – Finalist SMEs – Inflatable bike helmet, Terese Alstin, Anna Haupt

Invention: Inflatable bike helmet Protective headgear that is both functional and fashionable is in high demand as the fuel economy and environmental benefits push more

EPO – Finalist SMEs – Energy-efficient water purification, Peter Holme Jensen, Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Danielle Keller

EPO – Finalist SMEs – Energy-efficient water purification, Peter Holme Jensen, Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Danielle Keller

Invention: Energy-efficient water purification The high-tech electronics industry has developed an unquenchable thirst for “ultrapure” water (UPW), but conventional water filtration methods prove highly energy