HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 2
August 2021 – VinFuture Prize - Vietnam's global science –
technology award - has officially kick-started the Pre-screening Round. Nearly
600 nominations from all over the world will go through a comprehensive
evaluation process that will shortlist the most outstanding candidates for the
Final Round, slated for September 2021.
A webinar on nomination process for VinFuture Prize in April 2021
the Pre-screening Round (August 1st – 31st), nearly
600 nominations have undergone compilation and qualification checks conducted
by VinFuture Prize Secretariat, well-known scientists in natural sciences,
health science, agriculture, earth and environmental sciences, computer
science, and engineering – technology, as well as experts in artificial
intelligence, renewable energy, biotechnology, new materials, environmental
and qualification checks are an important step aimed at verifying the
eligibility and fulfilment of each nomination, and collecting useful and
diverse data for the overall assessments. To ensure scientific integrity,
fairness, and transparency, all nominations will be assessed following rigorous
evaluation procedures of highest international standards.
August 2021, the Pre-screening Committee of VinFuture Prize, comprised of prestigious
scientists and experts from leading universities, research institutions, technological
and industrial organizations worldwide, will evaluate the nominations based on
three core criteria, namely scientific and technological advancement,
meaningful changes in people's lives, and scale of impact and sustainability.
shortlisted nominations must adhere closely to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable
Developmental Goals, as well as VinFuture's mission of creating meaningful
changes in the everyday lives of millions of people.
a science and technology prize for humanity, VinFuture puts special emphasis on
the nomination assessment and evaluation process. Satisfying the requirement of
creating advancements and breakthroughs in science – technology is
prerequisite. However, shortlisted nominations must also prove their potential
to foster positive and large-scale impacts on everyday lives. Nearly 600
nominations represent nearly 600 different scientific perspectives and
approaches to solving global challenges. We believe that the Pre-Screening
Committee will work with their utmost diligence and highest sense of
responsibility to select the most meaningful scientific initiatives for the
Final Round", stated Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vingroup's
Vice Chairwoman and Designated Representative of the VinFuture Foundation.
honoring exceptional scientists who create breakthrough and impactful scientific
research and inventions, the VinFuture Foundation will also seek additional
sources of funding and connect scientists to the Vingroup's business ecosystem
as well as investors who share the same vision. The purpose of VinFuture is to
bridge the gap between research and reality, promote the application of
scientific research, and bring about a better life for humanity.