Our vision

The vision for 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, as well as their overall happiness regardless of socioeconomic status.

PRIZE CATEGORIES

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

  • One grand VinFuture Prize of US$3 million
  • Three special VinFuture Prizes of US$500,000 each, dedicated to:
    • Developing country innovators
    • Female innovators
    • Outstanding achievements in emerging fields

VINFUTURE PRIZE COUNCIL

The VinFuture Prize Council is a global and diverse team of distinguished individuals from academia, research, and industry, globally renowned for their achievements and contributions in advancing human progress in the fields of science, technology, and industry.

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
AI Matters Advisors LLC
University of California, Berkeley
Pasteur Institute of Paris, France
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
École Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
The University of Manchester, UK and National University of Singapore
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
Thomas Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Harvard University
A GLOBAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE FOR HUMANITY

A GLOBAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE FOR HUMANITY

SCIENCE FOR HUMANITY

VinFuture Prize recognizes 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, addressing climate change, and so on.

SCIENTISTS’ VIEWS ON VINFUTURE

Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes, University of California, Berkeley

“The VinFuture Prize is the new vanguard: it’s the first of the major prizes to focus on the impact to 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, Millennium, and Turing”.

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

“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 Richard Henry Friend – University of Cambridge

“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.”

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news & events

News

02 Dec 2022

The VinFuture Prize Award Ceremony 2022 – Honoring innovations for global revival and sustainable development

Hanoi, 01/12/2022 – The VinFuture Foundation officially announces that the VinFuture Prize Award Ceremony 2022 will be held on December 20, 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam to celebrate four groundbreaking scientific innovations that contribute to promoting global recovery and post-pandemic restructuring. As part of the Award Ceremony event series, VinFuture will organize a Sci-Tech Week from 17-21 December with inspiring academic activities for the scientific community, businesses, startups, and the public.

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