The Millennium Technology Prize is a one million euro prize awarded every two years for groundbreaking technological innovations. Established in 2004 by the Finnish government, the prize has been given to 11 innovators ; it will be awarded for the next time on 30 October 2024, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prize.
Prize-winners include world-renowned scientists such as “the father” of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee; pioneer in directed evolution, Frances Arnold; and the developer of modern solar cell technology, Martin Green. Get to know all the previous winners here.
Who can nominate?
The call is open to individuals and organizations, academies and companies all across the world, in all fields of technology, excluding military technology. The Millennium Technology Prize can be awarded to an individual or to a team of any nationality. The Prize is intended for innovators in the active stage of their careers. The nominations are submitted in English via an online portal.
“We firmly believe that individuals all around the world are making noteworthy technological advancements that could benefit the planet. Unfortunately, not all contributions are reflected in the nominations received,” says Minna Palmroth, a Finnish space physicist who chairs the Technology Academy Finland board, which is responsible for the Millennium Technology Prize. The committee encourages nominators to expand their horizons and consider a wide range of potential candidates. They even encourage nominators to submit multiple nominations.
You need an extra boost?
This year, the nominating process has been streamlined to make submitting a nomination effortless.
Get inspired by the story of physicist Tuomo Suntola, 2018 Millennium Technology Prize Winner, and find out all the good reasons why you should nominate for this award to Impact the Individual, the Industry and Society at large.