On 17 June, the European Patent Office presented the European Inventor Awards 2014, in which TX Active, the photocatalytic technology developed in the Group laboratories by an Italcementi research team, won the second place at the Popular Prize.
TX Active was a finalist in the ‘industry’ prize, which on the day went to a team of researchers who developed a new, effective drug to fight tuberculosis. The Popular Prize goes to the inventor obtaining the greatest number of online votes. First place went to the inventors of the QR code.
During the award ceremony EPO President Benoît Battistelli highlighted the strategic role of innovation to generate growth and prosperity: "All of the inventors we are honouring here today have introduced game-changing technological innovations in their respective fields. Their achievements improve people's everyday lives, and represent substantial contributions to tackling major global challenges such as climate change, access to clean drinking water and improving health".
"The nomination for the European Inventor Award 2014" explained Carlo Pesenti, Chief Executive Officer of Italcementi Group, "shines a spotlight on Italcementi research's pivotal role in the development of innovative building materials."
Information about TX Active can found in the below video.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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