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Akira Yoshino Receives Award
Asahi Kasei Honorary Fellow Dr. Akira Yoshino has received the European Inventor Award 2019 by the European Patent Office (EPO) in the category of Non-EPO countries for his invention and refinement of the lithium-ion battery. The award ceremony was held in Vienna, Austria, at the Wiener Stadthalle and was attended by some 600 guests from the fields of intellectual property, politics, business, science and academia. "Yoshino created the foundation of today's lithium-ion technology and industry. His inventions can be found in the smartphones that connect people around the world and are enabling the emergence of electric vehicles too," said EPO President António Campinos.
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