Jan van der Tempel, founder and CEO of Ampelmann, has been chosen as a finalist in the Industry category for this year’s European Inventor Award. He has been nominated for inventing the motion compensated gangway systems that Ampelmann is known for, and for his contribution to the safety of the offshore access industry. “Van der Tempel has not only developed innovative technical solutions for the offshore industry. He has increased safety for the people who work in this sector, improved efficiency and reduced costs for operators,” said António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office (EPO) in a press release, announcing the names of European Inventor Award 2021 finalists. The winners will be announced by the EPO during a virtual ceremony on 17 June.