Deadline: 31 July 2017
The Technology Academy Finland (TAF) is currently seeking nominations for its Millennium Technology Prize 2018.
The Prize is Finland’s tribute to innovations for a better life. The Prize is worth one million euros and it is awarded every second year.
The Prize highlights the extensive impacts of science and innovation on society, even on humanity at large.
The Millennium Technology Prize encourages further cutting-edge research and development and is thus not intended as a reward for lifetime achievement. The Prize also highlights the Finnish practical and solution-focused mindset – one of the greatest strengths of Finland – to the whole world.
General principles of the Millennium Technology Prize includes:
- Awarded to disruptive technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner.
- The innovations have been applied in practice and are delivering extensive change now and in the future.
- The innovations stimulate further cutting edge research and development in science and technology.
- Candidates for the Prize are accepted from across the world and all fields of technology excluding military technology. In a global world, people’s lives are affected by common problems and solutions. It is therefore also essential that a Finnish prize can be awarded to anywhere in the world.
- Nominations for the Prize can be made by science academies, universities, research institutes and industrial organizations.
- Self nominations are not accepted. All qualifying nominations are valid for a single selection round.
- Both peer nominations and those submitted by an institute administration are accepted.
How to Apply
The nominators must submit the documents enlisted below in English:
- Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae
- A concise separate CV must be supplied for each nominee. The CV may contain links to more detailed information on the nominee.
- Nomination Letter
- The Nomination Letter should include a concise description of the cited innovation and the underlying technology, an assessment of the present and future impact of the innovation, as well as identification of the role of each nominee in the innovation process. The Nomination Letter may also include links to more detailed information on the innovation.
- Supporting Letters (Optional)
- Letters supporting the nomination may be provided but are not compulsory.
Nominations must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit Millennium Technology Prize.