VinFuture News Archives

Archiving all news articles written about the VinFuture Prize and related activities. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at info@vinfutureprize.org.

Nobel Prize winner Sir Kostya Novoselov talking about the VinFuture Prize

17 September 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.
Promoting breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations

15 September 2021

Promoting breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations

TechNode Global had a talk with Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup and Designated Representative of the VinFuture Foundation, about the VinFuture Award as well as technological innovations.
‘Really interesting and exciting nominations’ in inaugural year: VinFuture Prize Council Chair

22 June 2021

‘Really interesting and exciting nominations’ in inaugural year: VinFuture Prize Council Chair

Sir Richard Henry Friend, Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Chairman of the VinFuture Prize Council said: “I am really impressed by the very constructive response from the nominators.
Funding the future

8 June 2021

Funding the future

Science and technology are playing a larger and larger role in our everyday lives, as some of the world’s most pressing challenges have been thrown into stark relief. While the world has witnessed many breakthroughs recently, without robust support for researchers in STEM, they may never have seen the light of day. Contributions to STEM such as the VinFuture Prize have the power to catalyse change, funding research that addresses our biggest problems and seeks to create a better future for all.
Science for Humanity

15 May 2021

Science for Humanity

Honoring such transformational technological innovations is the mission of the newly established VinFuture Prize, an initiative that provides opportunities for marginalized communities to break down barriers through science. This global science award brings forward a vision of creating meaningful change in the everyday lives of millions of people by honoring transformational technological innovations.
Nature: Honouring life-changing science and technology

4 May 2021

Nature: Honouring life-changing science and technology

In 2020, the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic changed the world, turning essential needs — the right to an education and freedom of movement — into luxuries. This, says the VinFuture Foundation’s designated representative Dr Le Mai Lan, was a key motivation behind the development of a new science and technology prize, with a desire to champion world-changing research at its core.
World Economic Forum: Three experts on why eradicating plastic pollution will help achieve gender equality

31 March 2021

World Economic Forum: Three experts on why eradicating plastic pollution will help achieve gender equality

Here, three women leaders from the Global Plastic Action Partnership community, representing diverse perspectives from the United States, Ghana and Viet Nam, weigh in on what it will take to eradicate plastic pollution – and why women’s leadership and gender equality are absolutely vital to this effort.

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