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Challenges of the Millennium Youth Prize announced

The challenges of the Millennium Youth Prize 2021 are related to genetic engineering, recycling of battery metals and food waste in stores.
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Aalto University and the Academy of Technology TAF are organizing the Millennium Youth Prize competition for young innovators of the age of 19 and younger for the third time.

In November, Aalto University's professors Merja Penttilä, Risto Rajala and Jan Holmström presented three different global sustainable development challenges to young people. The competition presents new feasible solutions to these challenges.

A workshop will be held for participants in February, where the three professors will introduce competitors to the themes of the challenges. The deadline for entries will be in April and the finals will be held in May 2021. The best solutions will be awarded cash prizes.

Take a look at the videos where the three professors tell about competition challengesVideos are in Finnish. Accessibility captions in Finnish, Swedish and English can be displayed on Youtube from the Open transcript button.

Read more about the competition:

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Millennium Youth Prize

The Millennium Technology Prize is looking for innovations which improve the life of our planet. This is a competition in the same spirit.

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Adam Yousfi wins the Millennium Youth Prize with his work on water pumps

In the competition, innovators under the age of 19 take on global sustainable development challenges.

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