American biochemist Frances Arnold was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for her research on directed evolution in 2016. Arnold has developed a new and quick method for modifying proteins that mimics natural selection in a laboratory setting.
The world’s largest technology prize will be awarded in May for the eighth time. The international, one-million-euro prize is awarded to a technological innovation that enhances people’s quality of life and promotes sustainable development. The 2018 Millennium Technology Prize is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
The increase in storage capacity enables us to create and store an ever increasing amount of data, and apply big data to a multitude of applications. Big Data refers to the capture, storage and analysis of voluminous sets of unstructured data masses with the help of advanced IT solutions.
The Word’s biggest technology prize strongly reflects values of Finland, a country that supports technology and innovation, says the Chair of the International Selection Committee.
The world is choking with toxic clothes waste and the Finnish Ioncell technology could be revolutionizing the textile recycling.
Professor Shinya Yamanaka from Japan was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize in 2012. In his groundbreaking research project, professor Yamanaka succeeded in reprogramming ordinary adult cells into stem cells.