VinFuture Prize


VinFuture Foundation

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Award Details

The VinFuture Prize is set up to honor breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations that create meaningful change in the everyday lives of millions of people. The Prize aims to recognize exceptional inventors and researchers from global academic universities, research labs, and industry.

The VinFuture Prize comprises:

A Grand Prize of US$ 3 million, awarded annually for breakthrough research and technological innovations that positively improve the quality of human life, and create a more equitable and sustainable world for future generations. The Grand Prize would be open to all, regardless of the candidate’s nationality, age, gender, social status, or economic background.

And three additional Special Prizes of US $500,000 each with a focus on promoting diversity, equity, and new fields of study will also be awarded annually to:

  • Innovators from Developing Countries;
  • Female Innovators; and
  • Innovators with Outstanding Achievements in Emerging Fields.


Previous Award Winners


  • Pieter Cullis (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

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