The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society.
“Because it is specifically a technological innovation prize, it is important to notice the significant role of companies when we talk about innovations. Unfortunately, too often the role is seen in a limited way and just as a part of commercialization,” Ari Ahonen points out.
Competitiveness and common good with innovations
Innovation work has become one of the cornerstones of the company’s competitiveness and business continuity. Companies success is often based on how well it can respond to the global challenges such as climate change.
“It is often said that science is global, and business is local, yet in today, the best innovations are always global,” Ahonen says.
Ahonen believes that companies investing in people’s as well as environmental well-being will succeed internationally. Companies are expected to be socially and environmentally responsible.
Ready for the competition?
Ahonen encourages all companies to nominate candidates for the next Millennium Technology Prize.
“The Millennium Technology Prize is a symbol of successful innovation and for a company it is also a sign of visionary. The market value of this image is very high. By participating in the competition of the world’s most significant innovation, the company’s values and continuity are demonstrated in a good way.”