Millennium Technology Prize - 2023

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.

Program details and timeline are not yet confirmed. This information will be updated when the program launches.

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 valued at one million Euros.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

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: 
  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager. 

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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:

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager by the internal deadline.

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

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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 and signed OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information please contact info@millenniumprize.org or research.honours@uoguelph.ca. Please also visit the Millennium Technology Prize website.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering