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.

Thomas Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Harvard University
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
The University of Manchester, UK and National University of Singapore
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Pasteur Institute of Paris, France
University of California, Berkeley
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence
École Polytechnique Palaiseau, France
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 is 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

17 Sep 2021

Nobel Prize winner Sir Kostya Novoselov talking about the VinFuture Prize

VinFuture Prize – the first global sci-tech award from Vietnam – managed to attract nearly 600 nominations from around the globe in its inaugural year. “It is a very impressive result that will contribute to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the global scientific community,” Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov FRS, who was among the youngest laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics when he was 36, told The Statesman.

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