Millennium Technology Prize - 2022

Sponsor

Technology Academy Finland

Description

The Millennium Technology Prize is Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life.

The Prize highlights the extensive impacts of science and innovation on society, even on humanity at large.

General principles of the Millennium Technology Prize:

  • Awarded to 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.

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.

Additional information regarding the prize is available on the Millennium Technology Prize website.

Eligibility

Candidates for the Prize are accepted from across the world and all fields of technology excluding military technology. Nominations are invited from organizations such as universities, research institutes, academies of science and technology, companies and industries.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize

The Prize is worth one million euros and it is awarded every second year.

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit your Expression of Interest (see How to Apply)  to stratprg@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca

How to Apply

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee.  If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to stratprg@uoguelph.ca by the internal deadline.

An Expression of Interest will include:

  • A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR, signed by your ADR, which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined on the Millennium Technology Prize website.
  • an up-to-date CV for nominee (and each member of the team, if applicable)

As this is an international prize, the University may engage the Global Excellence Initiative to coordinate external review of nominations. 

If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For more information, contact stratprg@uoguelph.ca or see the Millennium Technology Prize nomination portal.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering