European Inventors Award: Christine Van Broeckhoven (VIB) and Ann Lambrechts (Bekaert)

27 May 2011

Christine Van Broeckhoven received the award in the category Research for her developments in diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

The award in the category Industry is for Ann Lambrechts. She improved the product Dramix®, a steel fiber for concrete reinforcement with flattened hook-shaped ends. Dramix is used amongst others in the Gotthard-tunnel.

The European Inventor award was launched in 2006 by the European Patent Office and the European Commission's Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry for the promotion of patenting inventions. The award pays tribute to the creativity of all inventors who, in applying their technical, scientific and intellectual skills, make a major contribution to technological impact, economic growth, and improvement in people's daily lives. This year the awards were attributed at the Academy of Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).


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