The 2023 VinFuture Prize
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VISION - MISSION

The vision of the VinFuture Prize is to catalyze meaningful change in people’s everyday lives through tangible and highly scalable improvements

in areas such as productivity, prosperity, connectivity, health, safety, environment, sustainability, and people’s overall happiness regardless of their socioeconomic status.

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PRIZE CATEGORIES

The VinFuture Prize pledges US$4.5 million annually to reward breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations, including:

ONE VINFUTURE GRAND PRIZE

US$3,000,000

THREE VINFUTURE SPECIAL PRIZES, EACH WITH A VALUE OF

US$500,000

DEDICATED TO

Innovators from Developing Countries

Female Innovators

Innovators with Outstanding Achievements in Emerging Fields

VINFUTURE PRIZE

Laureates

The VinFuture Award Winners are outstanding minds in the fields of science, technology, and innovation – authors of breakthrough scientific research studies and innovations that have been proven to make people’s lives better and improve the sustainable living environment for future generations.

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA
Grand Prize | 2022
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Emmanuel Desurvire
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Emmanuel Desurvire
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn
Grand Prize | 2022
Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn
Grand Prize | 2022
Professor Sir David Neil Payne, CBE, FRS, FREng
Grand Prize | 2022
Professor Sir David Neil Payne, CBE, FRS, FREng
Grand Prize | 2022
Professor Thalappil Pradeep
Innovators from Developing countries | 2022
Professor Thalappil Pradeep
Innovators from Developing countries | 2022
Professor Pamela Christine Ronald
Female Innovators | 2022
Professor Pamela Christine Ronald
Female Innovators | 2022
Dr. Demis Hassabis
Innovators With Outstanding Achievements In Emerging Fields | 2022
Dr. Demis Hassabis
Innovators With Outstanding Achievements In Emerging Fields | 2022
COUNCILS

Prize Council

The VinFuture Prize Council is a global and diverse team of distinguished individuals from academia, research, and industry, all of whom are globally renowned for their achievements in advancing human progress and their contributions to the fields of science, technology, and industry. The Prize Council is responsible for reviewing and ratifying the fields of focus and the selection process, as well as selecting the VinFuture Laureates.

Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend, FRS
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend, FRS
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Doctor Padmanabhan Anandan
AI Matters Advisors LLC (USA)
Doctor Padmanabhan Anandan
AI Matters Advisors LLC (USA)
Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Professor Pascale Cossart
Pasteur Institute of Paris (France)
Professor Pascale Cossart
Pasteur Institute of Paris (France)
Professor Văn-Chí Đặng
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (USA)
Professor Văn-Chí Đặng
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (USA)
Professor Soumitra Dutta
University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Professor Soumitra Dutta
University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Doctor Xuedong David Huang
Microsoft’s Azure AI (USA)
Doctor Xuedong David Huang
Microsoft’s Azure AI (USA)
Professor Daniel Kammen
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Professor Daniel Kammen
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Professor Gérard Albert Mourou
École Polytechnique Palaiseau (France)
Professor Gérard Albert Mourou
École Polytechnique Palaiseau (France)
Professor Sir Kostya S. Novoselov FRS
University of Manchester (United Kingdom) and National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Professor Sir Kostya S. Novoselov FRS
University of Manchester (United Kingdom) and National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Professor Michael Eugene Porter
Harvard Business School (USA)
Professor Michael Eugene Porter
Harvard Business School (USA)
Professor Leslie Gabriel Valiant, FRS
Harvard University (USA)
Professor Leslie Gabriel Valiant, FRS
Harvard University (USA)
Professor Hà-Văn Vũ
Yale University (USA)
Professor Hà-Văn Vũ
Yale University (USA)

Pre-Screening Committee

The VinFuture Pre-screening Committee is a diverse team of well-established individuals from varied fields of academia, science, technology, and industry. The Pre-screening Committee is responsible for reviewing and identifying qualified nominations in accordance with the selection criteria set by the Prize Council and preparing supporting documents for the shortlist before presenting them to the Prize Council.

Professor Thục-Quyên Nguyễn
University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
Professor Thục-Quyên Nguyễn
University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
Professor Albert P. Pisano
University of California, San Diego (USA)
Professor Albert P. Pisano
University of California, San Diego (USA)
Professor Myles Allen
University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Professor Myles Allen
University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Professor Ermias Kebreab
University of California, Davis (USA)
Professor Ermias Kebreab
University of California, Davis (USA)
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research (South Africa)
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research (South Africa)
Professor Mônica Alonso Cotta
Institute of Physics “Gleb Wataghin”, University of Campinas (Brazil)
Professor Mônica Alonso Cotta
Institute of Physics “Gleb Wataghin”, University of Campinas (Brazil)
Professor Ngọc-Minh Đỗ
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and VinUniversity (Vietnam)
Professor Ngọc-Minh Đỗ
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and VinUniversity (Vietnam)
Mr. Akihisa Kakimoto
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
Mr. Akihisa Kakimoto
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
Professor Đức-Thụ Nguyễn
Rutgers University (USA)
Professor Đức-Thụ Nguyễn
Rutgers University (USA)
Professor Molly Shoichet
University of Toronto (Canada)
Professor Molly Shoichet
University of Toronto (Canada)
Professor Alta Schutte
University of New South Wales and George Institute for Global Health (Australia)
Professor Alta Schutte
University of New South Wales and George Institute for Global Health (Australia)
Professor Vivian Yam
University of Hong Kong (China)
Professor Vivian Yam
University of Hong Kong (China)
testimonials
Expert Insights

Scientists’ views on VinFuture

“The VinFuture Prize is the new vanguard...”

The VinFuture Prize is the new vanguard: it's the first of the major prizes to focus on the impact on humanity so explicitly, focusing on how science and technology can create a better world for all. This is a major prize at the level of the Nobel, Millenium, and Turing.

Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes
University of California, Berkeley

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Expert Insights

Scientists’ views on VinFuture

“We now recognize that science and technology must deliver benefit to all peoples and all nations.”

We now recognize that science and technology must deliver benefit to all peoples and all nations. The VinFuture Prizes will recognize those whose brilliant science or engineering can have positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the planet.

Professor-Sir Richard Henry Friend
University of Cambridge

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Expert Insights

Scientists’ views on VinFuture

“It often happens that scientists from developing countries do not get the recognition they deserve...”

It often happens that scientists from developing countries do not get the recognition they deserve simply because their voice is not heard as well as it is deserved to be heard. The VinFuture prize was developed exactly to change this, to equilibrate the situation.

Professor Sir Kostya S.Novoselov FRS
Winner of 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics