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.
Technology Academy Finland awards a Finnish biotech company: Millennium Distinction Award goes to MetGen, producer of industrial enzymes
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has given the Millennium Distinction Award to MetGen Oy, a company specialising in directed evolution, also known as protein engineering.
A total of 72 innovations and 105 individuals were nominated for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize by the nomination deadline. Health technology, biomedicine and materials and process technology received the most nominations.
Dr. Ari Ahonen will start as a new CEO in September 2017. Finnish Science Academies will also strengthen their mutual collaboration.
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) invites the scientific and innovation community around the world to nominate candidates for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize. The nomination period opens today and nominations will be accepted until July 31, 2017. The one million euro Prize is one of the largest innovation prizes in the world. It is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that help solve the great challenges of humankind in a sustainable manner. The winner will be announced on May 22, 2018.
The presentation of the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize to the biochemist Frances Arnold won considerable attention from the world’s media.