Millennium Technology Prize

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Millennium Technology Prize,

biennial award for innovations in technology, est. 2002 in Finland and bestowed by the Millennium Prize Foundation, an independent fund founded by members of Finnish industry in partnership with the Finnish government. The prize is given to those whose extraordinary technological accomplishments contribute to the enrichment of human quality of life, promote well-being, and emphasize sustainable development. It includes an award of €1 million. The first Millenium Prize, given in 2004, went to Tim Berners-LeeBerners-Lee, Tim
(Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee), 1955–, British computer scientist, b. London, grad. The Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1976). He joined CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, as a consultant software engineer in 1960.
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, developer of the World Wide WebWorld Wide Web
(WWW or W3), collection of globally distributed text and multimedia documents and files and other network services linked in such a way as to create an immense electronic library from which information can be retrieved quickly by intuitive searches.
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Established and funded by the Finnish private and public sectors in partnership, the Millennium Technology Prize is administered by the Millennium Prize Foundation, an independent fund with 14 member organizations.

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