The events of 2020 – particularly the ongoing pandemic – indicate that more than ever before we need to inspire and support the brightest minds across the world to focus on using science and technology to solve the toughest global challenges.

It is in this context that the VinFuture Foundation came into being, with a mission to positively impact the everyday lives of millions of people across the world through science and technology. The core component of the foundation is the VinFuture Prize, which honors exceptional minds across the world, whose breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations have the potential to create meaningful change at scale through improvements in people’s health, prosperity, productivity, and living conditions, as well as by promoting resilient, sustainable, and equitable growth and development.

The establishment of the VinFuture Foundation is a sign of Vietnam’s continued commitment to inclusive development driven by technological innovations. It aims to inspire talent from all backgrounds to reach higher, take inspiration from the best minds across the world, and contribute to the advancement of humanity.

The VinFuture Foundation strives to uphold four core values:

  • Equity: We hope to leverage the power of science and technology to serve marginalized communities, and provide equal opportunities to individuals regardless of gender, social status, or nationality.
  • Global Reach: We focus on technologies that have an impact or the potential to create a positive impact on a large scale by reaching billions of people across the world.
  • Sustainability: Sustainability is ingrained in our ethos, as technological innovations have the power to improve lives whilst preserving the environment and natural resources for future generations.
  • Pioneering: We aim to reward breakthrough research and technological innovations and support young researchers early on in their journeys to help them realize their fullest potential.