May 29, 2013

Kitchen drawers, nano-capsules scoop invention awards

The inventors of products ranging from kitchen drawers that close silently to hi-tech cancer-killing nano capsules were among those honoured at the European Inventor Awards on Tuesday.

Austrians Claus Haemmerle and Klaus Bruestle won the Industry category prize for their now ubiquitous damper system that allows drawers and cupboards around the world to close smoothly and silently.

Judges, including experts from business, politics, media, academia and research, chose winners from 15 finalists in five categories.