VinFuture Press Release Archives

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VinFuture Foundation launches Science and Technology webinar series “InnovaTalk 2022”

19 July 2022

VinFuture Foundation launches Science and Technology webinar series “InnovaTalk 2022”

The series was launched by the VinFuture Foundation with the goal of promoting the community-oriented values of science and technology, inspiring domestic and international scientists, especially young scientists, as well as sharing knowledge in an engaging and accessible way to science enthusiasts. The InnovaTalk webinar series includes six seminars taking place on Zoom from now […]
VinFuture Prize 2022 Officially Announces Commencement of The Pre-Screening Round

21 May 2022

VinFuture Prize 2022 Officially Announces Commencement of The Pre-Screening Round

Under this year’s theme, nominations are centered around important research works and inventions that can help revive the post-pandemic world by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges related to health and the food supply, the environment and sustainable energy, as well as the application of technology in all aspects of life. Currently leading in the number […]
Prof. Zhenan Bao – From A Shy Girl to a Woman Ahead of Her Time

10 May 2022

Prof. Zhenan Bao – From A Shy Girl to a Woman Ahead of Her Time

Within the scientific community, Professor Bao is far from being an ordinary woman. She currently has more than 700 cited publications and more than 100 US patents with a Google Scholar H-index 185. She is also a K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering and with courtesy appointments in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering at […]
The Karims: There Are No Boundaries For Scientific Breakthroughs

7 May 2022

The Karims: There Are No Boundaries For Scientific Breakthroughs

In January, 2021, the inaugural VinFuture Special Prize for Developing Country Innovators was awarded to Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim – the scientist couple from South Africa. This is one of the VinFuture’s 3 Special Prizes, aimed specifically at scientific communities in developing countries. This is also a signature aspect […]
The 2022 VinFuture Prize Newsletter #2

5 May 2022

The 2022 VinFuture Prize Newsletter #2

It is now almost 2 weeks before we reach the nomination deadline for the 2022 VinFuture Prize on May 17. To date, more than 2,500 prominent individuals and organizations worldwide have accepted our invitation to serve as nominators for the Prizes. The online nomination portal has received over 700 draft nomination forms plus over 57 […]
Dr. Katalin Karikó – From Zero to Hero: A Journey of Hardship, Passion & Happiness

29 April 2022

Dr. Katalin Karikó – From Zero to Hero: A Journey of Hardship, Passion & Happiness

Dr. Karikó, along with her colleagues, Prof. Weissman and Prof. Cullis, became the Laureates of the US$3 million VinFuture Grand Prize from the VinFuture Foundation on the evening of January 21, 2022. The team of scientists was honored for the development of mRNA technology, the foundation of the COVID-19 vaccines that helped the world cope […]
The 2022 VinFuture Prize Newsletter #1

24 April 2022

The 2022 VinFuture Prize Newsletter #1

This is the very first edition of the 2022 VinFuture Prize Newsletter with updates regarding the nomination progress and insights into VinFuture’s activities. In the first part of this Newsletter, the very important take-home messages for VinFuture Prize Nominators and Nominees, together with an inspiring story of the VinFuture Grand Prize Laureate – Dr. Katalin […]
VinFuture Foundation announces 2022 VinFuture Webinar series for Nominators

23 March 2022

VinFuture Foundation announces 2022 VinFuture Webinar series for Nominators

The webinar series will take place on Zoom from March 23 to April 19, 2022 and will be tailored for distinct geographic regions and time zones, including: US East and West Coasts, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The webinars will be led by members of the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee and will feature […]
VinFuture Foundation Officially Launches The Call For 2022 VinFuture Prize Nominations

16 February 2022

VinFuture Foundation Officially Launches The Call For 2022 VinFuture Prize Nominations

Following the success of the inaugural VinFuture Prize with 4 honored breakthroughs in science and technology that can positively impact humanity on a global scale – The second season of the Prize has been launched and welcomed by the international community of science. The focus of the VinFuture Prize’s second season is to honor outstanding […]
Winners of Prestigious $4.5M Global Sci-tech Prizes Announced

20 January 2022

Winners of Prestigious $4.5M Global Sci-tech Prizes Announced

Hanoi, January 20, 2022 – The inaugural VinFuture Award Ceremony honors inventors of core mRNA vaccine technology; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); flexible semiconductors with the sensing properties of human skin; and tenofovir gel for the prevention of HIV. These projects are exceptional scientific accomplishments that will positively impact the lives of billions of people on Earth […]

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