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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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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Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific research and new technologies that will benefit humanity.
Morton Award, the British Rank Prize (1998), the Benjamin Franklin Medal Award (2002), the Millennium Technology Prize (2006), the Czochralski Award (2007), the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical Scientific Research (2008), The Harvey Award (2009), and the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award (2012) awarded by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
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.
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.
G24i has made my vision of mimicking nature's photosynthesis a commercial reality", commented Professor Michael Graetzel, recipient of the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science and the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize for inventing Dye Sensitised Cells.
Torvalds is the recipient of the Technology Academy of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize (2012), NEC's C&C Prize (2010), the Takreda Award for Social/Economic Well-Being (2008), the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal (2000), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award (1998).