HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 10 June 2021 – Vietnam’s VinFuture Basis publicizes that it has formally closed the nomination portal for the 2021 VinFuture Prize, recording almost 600 nominations from greater than 60 international locations throughout six continents. The outcome has exceeded expectations, significantly for a newly established sci-tech prize opened for nominations lower than 4 months in the past, affirming the worldwide scientific group’s favorable response to VinFuture’s mission of serving humanity.
Members of VinFuture Prize Council
With a imaginative and prescient “to create significant change within the on a regular basis lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals by selling breakthrough scientific analysis and technological improvements”, the VinFuture Basis and the VinFuture Prize have drawn nice enthusiasm from the worldwide scientific and technological group.
Notably, VinFuture has attracted outstanding scientists and the world’s main analysis and educational establishments in addition to innovators from growing international locations. Practically 100 nominated tasks belong to the world’s high 2% most-cited scientists, a lot of whom are laureates of prestigious awards such because the Nobel Prize, the Breakthrough Prize, the Tang Prize, the Japan Prize, amongst others.
Whereas nearly all of candidates are from North America (31.6%), Asia (33.9%), and Europe (21%), VinFuture has acquired vital nominations from scientists in Oceania, Latin America, and Africa. Specifically, feminine scientists have been nominated in all 4 prize classes, accounting for 34.3% of the entire nominees.
All share the identical aspiration of doing science for humanity, providing extremely relevant and sensible options to enhance the standard of individuals’s lives.
These optimistic outcomes are attributed to the robust help of outstanding people and organizations, world-renowned scientists, in addition to distinguished professors and specialists from the Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee who’ve endorsed the VinFuture Prize among the many world scientific group.
Subsequently, simply 4 months after the preliminary name for nominations, the Prize has attracted almost 1,200 nominators from the world’s most respected educational circles. These embrace Harvard College, the place many outstanding scientists converge; the College of Cambridge and the College of Oxford, house to many Nobel laureates and well-known for its pure sciences and engineering applications; the College of Tokyo, Japan’s main greater training group; and different acknowledged organizations such because the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) – the main U.S. authorities company in public well being, the Max Planck Society – the world’s main analysis group in science and know-how, and the Chinese language Academy of Science, one of many world’s largest analysis organizations, to call however just a few.
“We’re very happy to see that the VinFuture Prize, whereas being the primary of its form from Vietnam, has been acquired so warmly by the worldwide scientific group. Significantly, many outstanding scientists have been nominated for the Prize. They’ve made actually significant contributions to the way forward for humanity by tackling world challenges from infectious ailments, environmental air pollution, local weather change to scarcity of pure assets. The nominations for feminine scientists, scientists from growing international locations, in addition to pioneers in rising fields are additionally very spectacular,” stated Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, College of California, Santa Barbara, Co-Chair of the VinFuture Prize Pre-Screening Committee.
Along with the spectacular variety of nominations and the status of nominated scientists and researchers, the VinFuture Prize has additionally seen a powerful range and depth of areas that handle humanity’s widespread challenges after its inaugural name for nominations. A big variety of nominated improvements concentrate on the prevention and therapy of infectious ailments on a world scale, sustainable poverty elimination, sensible agriculture, clear meals provide, renewable vitality, and purposes of synthetic intelligence and digital applied sciences in training and life.
Going ahead, nominations shall be reviewed by a twelve-member Pre-Screening Committee – outstanding scientists and specialists from numerous disciplines and international locations – who will current the shortlisted candidates to the Prize Council in August 2021.
Laureates will then be chosen independently by the Prize Council comprising eleven distinguished people in academia, analysis, and trade with vital achievements and contributions to advancing human progress.
The VinFuture Grand Prize shall be awarded to innovators whose work has been confirmed to create the biggest influence on humanity. It’s also one of many world’s largest prizes for science and know-how so far, valued at US$ Three million (equal to 70 billion Vietnamese Dong). Moreover, three particular prizes shall be awarded to innovators from growing international locations, feminine innovators, and innovators with excellent achievements in rising fields, every value US$500,000 (equal to 11.5 billion Vietnamese Dong).
The laureates of the 2021 VinFuture Prize shall be introduced on December 20th, 2021 and the official award ceremony shall be held in Vietnam on January 20th, 2022.
Concerning the VinFuture Prize
The VinFuture Prize is a world science and know-how prize based by Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman of Vingroup, and his spouse, Madam Pham Thu Huong, to acknowledge groundbreaking scientific discoveries and technological innovations confirmed to create, or having the potential to create, higher adjustments within the on a regular basis lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and foster a sustainable residing surroundings for future generations.
To be taught extra, please go to: https://vinfutureprize.org/