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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As a Millennium Technology Prize winner, Arnold joins the likes of Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web; Shuji Nakamura, who invented bright blue and white LEDs; and Shinya Yamanaka, who pioneered ethical stem-cell research protocols.
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Besides these highly informative lectures, 08 lectures were delivered by Field Medallists Cedric Villani (2010), Stephen Smale (1966); Millennium Technology Prize holders Michael Gratzel (2010), Stuart Parkin (2014) andTuring Award holders (sometimes referred to as the "Nobel Prize" of Computing) Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (2000), Leslie Lamport (2013), Leslie Valiant (2010) and Richard Karp (1985).
He has received more than 200 honors and awards, including his recent Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, as well as the Breakthrough Prize, the Wolf Prize in chemistry, the Kyoto Prize, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize, and 25 honorary doctorates.
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G24i has made my vision of mimicking nature's photosynthesis a commercial reality", said Professor Graetzel, recipient of the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science and the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize for inventing dye-sensitised cells.
Gratzel was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for inventing the dye-sensitized solar cell called Gratzel cell.
Three finalists have been shortlisted for the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize, the world's largest award for technological innovation.
Helsinki, June 11, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2008 Millennium Technology Prize was presented to Professor Robert Langer today in Helsinki for developing innovative biomaterials for controlled drug release.
But yesterday, he received the first Millennium Technology Prize, a pounds 663,000 cash award, in Helsinki, in recognition of his revolutionary contribution to communication.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor credited with creating the World Wide Web, has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of his contribution to humanity.
The "Father of the Web" was the first winner of the Millennium Technology Prize from the Finnish Technology Award Foundation.