2020 Millennium Technology Prize

Grant OrganiserTechnology Academy Finland
Grant Overview

The Prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world by:

  • enhancing quality of life
  • promoting sustainable development and mitigation of climate change
  • generating applications with global commercial viability
  • creating new socio-economic value
  • stimulating further cutting-edge research and development in science and technology

The Millennium Technology Prize, first awarded in 2004, was established jointly by the State of Finland and various academic institutions and high-tech industries. The Patron of the Prize is the President of the Republic of Finland.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Millennium Technology Prize can be awarded to an individual or to a team of any nationality. All individuals who deserve the Millennium Technology Prize for the proposed innovation must be named in the nomination. The Prize is intended for innovators in the active stage of their careers.

Who can nominate?Nominations are invited from organizations such as universities, research institutes, academies of science and technology, companies and industries.
  • ix month virtual residency with Nature Careers of the global publisher Springer Nature
Important Dates:Anticipated Funding: EUR 1,000,000
Contact Details:For specific enquiries concerning the Prize and the nomination process, please contact:
Dr. Ari Ahonen
CEO, Technology Academy Finland
How to nominate:

The nominator must contact the nominee(s) in advance to request permission for the nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. All nomination materials are to be provided in English and submitted by 31 July 2019.