CATL Chief Scientist Wu Kai Wins European Inventor Award 2023 for Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
On July 4, Wu Kai, the chief scientist of CATL, and his team received the prestigious European Inventor Award 2023 in the “Non-EPO countries” category. The award ceremony, held in Valencia, Spain, recognized their significant contributions to enhancing the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Winning this esteemed accolade is a tremendous honor for Wu Kai and CATL, underscoring their commitment to innovation. The recognition not only highlights their achievements but also serves as a guiding light for future advancements. The cutting-edge and secure batteries developed by CATL power electric vehicles, enabling a wider adoption of sustainable living and making a positive impact on the global energy transition.
Expressing his gratitude, Wu Kai said, “Receiving this esteemed award is a great privilege, motivating us to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our goal is to inspire more inventors to focus on e-mobility and the energy transition, fostering collaborative efforts towards developing groundbreaking solutions for the betterment of humanity.”
Established by the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2006, the European Inventor Award holds global recognition as a premier innovation prize. It celebrates “Tomorrow Shapers,” visionary inventors who demonstrate exceptional perseverance, ingenuity, and creativity in shaping a brighter future. Notably, the “Non-EPO countries” category specifically acknowledges outstanding inventors from beyond the EPO’s 39 member states who have been granted a European patent.