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VinFuture announces the 2023 Sci-Tech Week and Award Ceremony


The VinFuture Prize Award 2022 ceremony. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

HÀ NỘI — VinFuture Foundation has announced the agenda for the third Science and Technology Week and the VinFuture Prize Award Ceremony slated to take place from December 18 to 21, 2023 in Hà Nội.

This series of world-class events will bring together leading scientists and experts in pivotal technological domains, including semiconductor technology, precision medicine, green transportation infrastructure and artificial intelligence.

This year, centred around the theme “Boundless Unity,” the four-day 2023 VinFuture Sci-Tech Week comprises a wide array of engagements, including the “Science for Life” Symposia, the “VinFuture Discovery Talk Series,” the prestigious “VinFuture Prize Award Ceremony,” and “Talk Future: Dialogue with the 2023 VinFuture Prize Laureates.”

Commencing the series of events is the “Science for Life” Symposia taking place on December 18-19, including four sessions with the topics: “Semiconductors Unleashed: The Backbone of Modern Innovation,” “Advancing Precision Immunology Therapy for the Treatment of Autoimmune Disorders,” “Sustainable Infrastructure and Green Transportation,” and “Artificial Intelligence: Transformative Opportunities and Challenges.” The symposia serve as an eminent platform that unites policymakers, scientists, experts and businessmen from prestigious domestic and international organisations. 

A panel discussion as part of the 2022 VinFuture Sci-Tech Week. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

The highlight of VinFuture Season 3 is the connection activities under the “VinFuture Discovery Talk Series” organised for the first time to cultivate partnerships and potential technology transfers at renowned research institutes and universities in Việt Nam.

Nine participating organisations in Hà Nội will engage in profound discussions with globally acclaimed scientists. These conversations will revolve around pivotal topics, including “Ending AIDS: Developing new prevention technologies for young women,” “Building research capacity to address global health issues in low- and middle-income countries,” “COVID-19: Advancing an evidence-based response,” and “Agriculture’s path to net zero emissions: The role of livestock.”

The pinnacle of the Sci-Tech week will be the VinFuture Prize Award Ceremony, recognising scientists for groundbreaking achievements that significantly impact the lives of millions worldwide. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on the evening of December 20, at the Hồ Gươm Opera House. The ceremony, themed “Boundless Unity,” serves as the grand stage for unveiling the Laureates of the VinFuture Prize Season 3, whose technological breakthroughs were selected from a comprehensive pool of nearly 1,400 nominations spanning over 90 countries and territories worldwide.

Wrapping up the VinFuture Sci-Tech Week is the grand finale: “Talk Future: Dialogue with the 2023 VinFuture Prize Laureates,” scheduled for December 21. Attendees to the morning session can personally connect with the esteemed 2023 VinFuture Prize Laureates as they share their inspirational scientific research journeys that led them to this prestigious accolade. The Laureates will deliver presentations catered towards exceptional young scientists, gifted students, innovative businesses, and the startup community, all eager to implement groundbreaking scientific advancements into practical applications.

In Việt Nam, the VinFuture Foundation and the VinFuture Prize also have a unique meaning, not only serving as a bridge to connect the world’s outstanding minds with the Vietnamese science and technology community, but also contributing to inspiring and motivating Vietnamese science to catch up quickly and advance further on the global science and technology map.

The VinFuture Prize consists of four prestigious awards presented each year. The most esteemed is the VinFuture Grand Prize, valued at US$3 million, making it one of the largest annual prizes globally. Additionally, there are three Special Prizes, each valued at $500,000, specifically dedicated to honouring female innovators, innovators from developing countries, and innovators with outstanding achievements in emerging fields.

The VinFuture Foundation, established on the International Human Solidarity Day on December 20th, 2020, is a non-profit organisation co-founded by billionaire Phạm Nhật Vượng and his wife, Phạm Thu Hương. The Foundation’s core activity is awarding the annual VinFuture Prize, which recognises transformative scientific and technological innovations capable of making significant positive changes in the lives of millions of people worldwide. — VNS

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