Nominations open for 2024 Millennium Technology Prize

The prize is one of the world’s most significant awards for ground-breaking innovation

The Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life, has opened its nomination period, which remain open until 31 October 2023. Worth one million euros, the prize is awarded every other year by the independent foundation Technology Academy Finland (TAF). Aalto University is one of the prize’s partners.

The Millennium Technology Prize was awarded in 2022 to Australian solar cell technology pioneer Professor Martin Green for his passivated emitted and rear cell technology, which helps provide low-cost energy solutions and can help mitigate climate change.

The prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit people around the world by enhancing quality of life. The criteria also consider the innovation’s potential to preserve natural resources and promote biodiversity, as well as equality between people. In addition, the global accessibility of technology and the ethical codes of conduct used in the development of the innovation are included in the assessment process of nominations. 

Nominations for the prize 2024 are welcomed not only from academic institutions, research centres and companies, but also by individuals around the world and in all fields of technology except military technology. The nominee can be a single person or a team. 

The 2024 Millennium Technology Prize will be awarded on 30 October 2024. The nominees will be evaluated by the International Selection Committee, composed of leading experts in research and industry. Aalto University Professor Päivi Törmä is the Chair of the Selection Committee and the President of the Republic of Finland serves as patron of the prize. The award sum of one million euros is donated by the Finnish Government. 

Nominations and additional information

Nominations can be submitted via TAF’s electronic nomination portal until 31 October 2023. The portal and detailed nomination criteria and instructions can be found at

Aalto community members can also suggest nominees by contacting their school's development manager by 21 September. Annukka Jyrämä, Senior Advisor, Research and Innovation Services, is also available to answer questions. 

Detailed instructions and inquiries

Annukka JyrämäSenior Advisor, Research and Innovation Services, Aalto University                                                                                                   
+358 050 373 2238[email protected]

Markku Ellilä, CEO, Technology Academy Finland
+358 40 754 3930, [email protected]

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