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  • The VinFuture Prize is officially open for nominations
    until June 7, 2021.
  • There are nine key eligibility criteria for the Grand
    Prize and the three Special Prizes. The call for nominations is
    available at
    : www.vinfutureprize.org
  • The prizes will be awarded for
    fundamental advances in science and engineering that align with the 17
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

    HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 3 February 2021 On
    February 3, 2021, the VinFuture Foundation announced the VinFuture Prize’s
    nomination criteria which put the impact on millions of people in the past
    or next ten years at the core. The VinFuture Prize is officially open for
    nominations until June 7, 2021.


    VinFuture to announce nomination criteria and officially launch the call for nominations

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    On January 20, 2021,
    the Inaugural Prize Council Meeting took place. It was agreed that nominations
    will be sought from all nations.


    The nomination criteria
    have been developed and agreed upon by the Prize Council, which comprises 11
    world-renowned scientists. There are nine key eligibility criteria for the
    Grand Prize and the three Special Prizes. There are further criteria for
    each prize category.

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    VinFuture to announce nomination criteria and officially launch the call for nominations

    Members
    of VinFuture Prize Council and VinFuture Pre-screening Committee gathered in
    Viet Nam to agree on the nomination criteria.

    In the context of the
    global vision for the VinFuture Foundation, the prizes will be awarded for
    fundamental advances in science and engineering that align with the 17
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, including
    eradicating poverty and hunger, enhancing health and quality of life, promoting
    access to quality education, clean water, and renewable energy, reducing
    inequality or addressing climate change.

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    What makes the VinFuture
    Prize’s nomination criteria unique is the requirement for clear evidence of the
    impact on millions of people in the past or next ten years. Breakthroughs in
    science must result in positive impacts for humankind on a global scale. This
    is an integral criterion, consistent with the mission of “creating
    meaningful change in the everyday lives of millions of people by promoting
    breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations” that VinFuture
    has set forth.

    The VinFuture Prize
    calls for nominations to be submitted by eligible nominators including
    recognised organisations such as universities, research institutes, national
    academies of sciences, networks, professional associations, technology and
    industrial corporates or businesses, incubators, as well as prominent
    individuals in relevant fields.

    Prof. Sir
    Richard Henry Friend – Chair of the VinFuture Prize Council commented: “We
    need cooperation on a global scale to tackle the global challenges we now face,
    such as infectious diseases, public health and climate change. For these, we
    now recognise that science and technology must deliver benefits to all peoples
    and all nations. The VinFuture prizes will recognise those whose brilliant
    science or engineering can have positive impact on the lives of millions of
    people across the planet.”


    Concurrent
    with the release of the nomination criteria, the VinFuture Prize has officially
    opened its call for nominations worldwide from February 3, 2021 to June 7,
    2021.

    VinFuture
    Foundation’s Founder, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong — Chairman of Vingroup
    remarked: “Apart from recognising exceptional scientists worldwide,
    VinFuture wishes to promote and bring research work and inventions into life
    for the betterment of humankind. I hope that the VinFuture Prize can discover
    and recognise the most deserving scientists and inventors as well as projects
    that bring about great values to millions of people.”

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    The
    VinFuture Foundation and VinFuture Prize were introduced on December 20, 2020.
    As an annual global prize for science and technology, VinFuture Prize is one of
    the most valuable prizes to date with its total prize value of VND104.5 billion
    (equivalent to US$4.5 million).

    Its VND70
    billion Grand Prize (equivalent to US$3 million) will be awarded to those
    whose groundbreaking research and technological inventions are proven to
    possibly better the life of humankind and foster a sustainable living
    environment for future generations. Three special prizes, each at VND11.5
    billion (equivalent to US$500,000) will be awarded to innovators from
    developing countries; female innovators and innovators with outstanding
    achievements in emerging fields.

    The
    VinFuture Laureates are selected by an independent Prize Council – a global and
    diverse team of distinguished individuals from academia, research and industry,
    all of whom are globally renowned for their achievements and contribution in
    the field of science, technology and industry in advancing human progress.

    On January
    20, 2021, the Inaugural Prize Council Meeting took place. It was agreed
    that nominations will be sought from all nations, as set out in
    www.vinfutureprize.org. 

    After the
    meeting, there have been more than 200 scientists and professors from the
    recognised universities and research institutes from 20 countries of six
    continents showing their interest in becoming official nominators for the
    Prize.

    Nominators
    are from different countries and territories ranging from Algeria, Belgium,
    mainland China, Denmark, France, Ghana, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,
    Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South
    Korea, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, to the United
    States. Nominators also come from universities such as Cornell University,
    Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University,
    Tsinghua University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania,
    University of Toronto or Yale University, to name just a few.

    The
    laureates will be announced in December 2021 and the official award ceremony
    will be held in Viet Nam in January 2022./.

    The call for
    nominations is available at: www.vinfutureprize.org

    Info box:

    Nine major nomination criteria of the VinFuture Prize:

    1. There should be clear evidence,
      or potential, for an end-product or service based on the
      solution, which has an everyday practical application;
    2. Solutions should
      have already benefited millions of people in the past 10 years
      for the Grand Prize, or have the potential to benefit millions of
      people in the next 10 years for the Special Prizes;
    3. Solutions should be aligned
      with one or more of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development
      Goals;
    4. Solutions must
      be scientifically proven (i.e. there should be clear
      evidence of passing relevant scientific trials, and in the case of
      research, it must be empirically proven or widely reviewed);
    5. Open to researchers or
      inventors who were involved in developing the underlying solutions, and
      not entrepreneurs or corporates who helped in commercialisation/diffusion
      of the technology;
    6. End-products of the research
      should benefit people globally, including those from developing and
      less developed countries, as well as lower-income and disadvantaged
      communities;
    7. Open to individuals or
      teams of researchers/inventors;
    8. Preference for nominees in
      the active stages of their careers;
    9. Same
      individual/team can be nominated for one or more of the VinFuture
      Special Prizes if eligible.

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