The 2024 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.

LATEST NEWS / EVENTS
With the breakout success of artificial intelligence, the VinFuture Foundation delivers the InnovaTalk Webinar on July 25th (GMT+7), aiming to explore the incredible advancements in this AI era as well as the challenges that come along with it.
11 July, 2024
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Professor Ming Hung Wong (The Education University of Hong Kong, China) shares insights on Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, two common chemicals in many everyday products. He warns of their potential impacts on human health and the environment, highlighting solutions and emerging technologies to mitigate these risks.
14 June, 2024
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LATEST NEWS / EVENTS
Join us in an enlightening episode as we explore the remarkable journey of Prof. Soumitra Dutta, a true visionary who lives by the philosophy, “Let life come to you.” From his early days to becoming the mastermind behind successful startups and a strategic genius opening doors to endless possibilities, Prof. Dutta’s story is a testament to the power of belief, resilience, and unwavering determination.
14 June, 2024
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This is the first episode of the VinFuture Foundation’s latest initiative: “Unveil the Future” podcast. Our mission is to bridge the gap between science and the public, making it more accessible and easily comprehensible for all. Our hope is that regardless of your background or interests, you will find something compelling in each episode as our esteemed scientists share their captivating stories.
03 June, 2024
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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

Women Innovators

Innovators with Outstanding Achievements in Emerging Fields

VINFUTURE PRIZE

Laureates

The VinFuture Prize Laurates 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.

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.

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.

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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