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Inventor of the Year award

Each day, game-changing inventions are in development, leading the way toward universal connectivity. With over 49,000 granted patents, we have one of the largest intellectual property portfolios in the telecommunications industry. The 3GPP standardization model ensures a level playing field for future technology giants and a connected world to benefit all. For the past 20 years, the annual Inventor of the Year award has been recognizing Ericsson inventors. Meet this year’s winners.

Mark Harrison

Mark has played an integral part in standardizing the next generation of telecommunications for a number of years. His improvements to multiple antenna systems have vastly upgraded the efficiency of data transfer, leading to better and more reliable coverage for cell phones and other connected devices.

Mark Harrison

“It’s really quite neat when you come up with something that is put into a standard and used everywhere in the world.”

Johan Rune

Johan is a researcher also helping to shape future telecommunication standards. Working on concept development for 5G, Johan has been focused on the radio network, improving the way that the base station and mobile terminal interact with one another and the core network. Many of his inventions have led to significant energy savings, benefitting both networks and the environment.

Johan Rune

“As an engineer I’ve always been inspired by problems and almost obsessed sometimes by solving them, and that has continued.”

Icaro Leonardo Da Silva

Icaro is working with 5G evolution and supporting 5G product development and licensing. He also represented Ericsson in the 5G NR standardization process. His innovations in basem-based procedures and control plane signaling have improved communication between devices and radio base stations, ensuring they take fast and more efficient actions.

Icaro Leonardo Da Silva

“At the end of the day, I think what we do in this industry is provide society with a very powerful tool.”