Present your research project, business plan or social initiative – in just 3 minutes! And win a trip to Berlin. The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level.
Meet our new member of the Millennium Technology Prize’s International Selection Committee, Dr. Cecilia Tortajada. She works on impacts of global changes, water resources, environment, food and energy at National University of Singapore. “I expect this prize to stress the social value of technological development even further and how it has been used to improve the quality of life of human kind”, she says.
The Chair of Technology Academy Finland (TAF) Marja Makarow is awarded an honorary doctorate of technology at Aalto University.
The Millennium Technology Prize highlights the extensive impact of science and innovation on the well-being of society. Inspired by this, Aalto University and Technology Academy Finland TAF (the home of the Millennium Technology Prize) are organizing for the second time The Millennium Youth Prize competition, a competition for innovators who are under 19 years old.
Paula Risikko, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, has given the innovation award for women to Professor Heli Jantunen for inventing a low-temperature method for producing ceramic components. Professor Jantunen works at the University of Oulu.
The work companies do for innovations have a tremendous global significance. Companies are needed to create concrete innovations from ideas and research results. Ari Ahonen, CEO of the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), encourages companies to nominate their radical innovations for the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize.