Aalto University Junior

Millennium Youth Prize

The Millennium Technology Prize is looking for innovations that will improve the life of our planet. Inspired by this, Aalto University and the Academy of Technology TAF are organizing a competition for innovators for the age of 19 and younger for the third time.

Aalto University professors will present three different global sustainable development challenges to young people in August. The competition presents new feasible solutions to these challenges.

Entries can be submitted as written studies, videos, prototypes, or combinations thereof. The evaluation criteria are scientificity, imagination, creativity, innovation and feasibility.

The first prize is 5,000 euros, the second 3,000 euros and the third 2,000 euros.

You may send you competition work with this form until 26.4.2021.

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Millennium Youth Prize for young people, junior version of the international Millennium Technology Prize. The finalists will be selected by an expert panel composed of Aalto University and the Academy of Technology's TAF.


19 years of age and younger. REGISTER HERE!


We want to inspire young people with technology and innovation. In addition, we believe they have the key to a better future. There are a variety of solutions to global challenges. Innovations arise from a new kind of thinking.


Professor Merja Penttilä: What different traits found in nature could we transfer with the help of genetic engineering to benefit the world?

Professor Risto Rajala: How do we recycle batteries metals that are rare and harmful to the environment?

Professor Jan Holmström: How do we reduce food waste in stores?


13.11.2020 Announcement of Challenges

3.2.2021  1 pm - 4pm The workshop

26.4.2021 Deadlines for the entries

19.5.2021 9 am -5 pm The final


  • Ossi Naukkarinen, Vice president for Research, Aalto University, chair
  • Professor Jan Holmström, Aalto University, MYP 2021 challenge
  • Professor Merja Penttilä, Aalto University, MYP 2021challenge
  • Professor Risto Rajala, Aalto University, MYP 2021 challenge
  • Harri Kallioinen, Senior Vice President, Valio, appointed by TAF 
  • Katariina Kemppainen, Investment Manager, Metsä Spring, appointed by TAF 
  • Jarkko Partinen, Director, R&D, Metso Outotec, appointed by TAF 


  • Advisor Veli-Matti Ikävalko, Aalto-yliopisto Junior
  • Secretary, Annukka Jyrämä, Aalto-yliopisto


More information: [email protected]


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