Call for Millennium Technology Prize


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Millennium Technology Prize

Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life

Call for nominations 1 April – 31 July 2019

Awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world by:

  • enhancing quality of life
  • promoting sustainable development and mitigation of climate change
  • generating applications with global commercial viability
  • creating new socio-economic value
  • stimulating further cutting-edge research and development in science and technology

Prize of 1 M€

  • established by the State of Finland, academic institutions and high-tech industries
  • awarded every other year since 2004 Presented by the President of the Republic of Finland

Nominations across the world are invited from all fields of technology, excluding military technology. Special emphasis is placed on proposals related to:

  • energy and the environment
  • life sciences, including health and food
  • information and communications technology and smart system
  • new materials, processes and manufacturing

Nominations are invited from organizations such as universities, research institutes, academies of science and technology, companies and industries Process and schedule 

  • 1 April – 31 July 2019: Call for 2020 Millennium Technology Prize nominations
  • August 2019 – February 2020: Evaluation of the nominations
  • Spring 2020: Decision of the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize Winner(s)
  • 26 May 2020: Announcement of the Winner(s) and Award Ceremony

Three MTP Winners have received the Nobel Prize Frances Arnold

• 2016 Millennium Technology Prize for directed evolution

• 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry ShinyaYamanaka

• 2012 Millennium Technology Prize for ethical stem cells

• 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine Shuji Nakamura

• 2006 Millennium Technology Prize for Blue and white LEDs

• 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

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