[CNBC] Funding the future
VinFuture Prize Inagural Prize Council Meeting in Hanoi (Jan 2021)
On January 20, 2021, the Inaugural Prize Council Meeting took place. It was agreed that nominations will be sought from all nations.
With prizes such as the VinFuture Prize expanding access to funding for scientists and catalysing change worldwide, the STEM industries have the power to create a better future for everyone.
A lack of reliable funding and weak infrastructure have hindered growth, jeopardising innovation and progress toward long-term welfare targets. And this can have disastrous effects.
Being the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific, the VinFuture Prize also addresses deep-rooted funding issues, giving women researchers, scientists working in emerging fields and the developing world much-needed access to capital.
Building a Better Future
Now more than ever, the world needs unity — collective action that addresses threats to the world’s future and creates a level playing field for innovators to meet the UN’s SDGs by 2030.
Contributions to STEM, like the VinFuture Prize, help vaccine-makers continue their research, climate scientists combat the effects of a changing environment, and the future generation of leaders and thinkers solve real-world problems for the more than 7 billion people on Earth.
They help create a better future for everyone.