Yearly archives: 2020

Video: Get to know our new MTP Trophy!

    The Milky Way artwork by sculptor Pekka Jylhä embodies the spirit of the global Millennium Technology Prize by focusing on the extensive impact of technology and innovation on the well-being of societies and sustainable future. The President of the Republic of Finland will present the new piece of art along with a one…

When art meets technology – New trophy for The Millennium Technology Prize by sculptor Pekka Jylhä

Pekka Jylhä’s Milky Way artwork embodies the spirit of the global Millennium Technology Prize by focusing on the extensive impact of technology and innovation on the well-being of societies and sustainable future. The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will present the new piece of art along with a one million euro prize…

The Millennium Youth Prize finals will be held online

The final of the Millennium Youth Prize competition will be held online on Friday 9 October at 1 pm. The link for the online final will be published on the Aalto University event page. The Millenium Youth Prize competition organised by Technology Academy Finland and Aalto University inspires teenagers to become involved in technology and innovation.…

Alma Talent becomes Millennium Technology Prize partner

The media publisher Alma Talent has started cooperation with Technology Academy Finland (TAF) as a Millennium Technology Prize partner for 2020–2022. The partnership will boost dialogue and cooperation between the media, industry, the academic world and public organisations on topics related to innovations and sustainable development. Today, sustainable groundbreaking innovations of global importance are increasingly…

Marja Makarow in The Financial Times: “Bias against black researchers harms science”

Disparity hinders our understanding of why Bame communities suffer more from Covid-19, writes Professor Marja Makarow, Chair of Technology Academy Finland in The Financial Times.  One of the most shocking discoveries about Covid-19 has been its disproportionate impact on black, Asian and other ethnic minority people compared with whites. The extended lockdown in Britain’s Leicester,…