About the Prize
The Prize is awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three people) being the authors of scientific-technological discovery or discoveries in the field of nanotechnologies, and to the company being the first to apply the discovery (discoveries) to mass production with the annual production output of at least $10 million and reached business success through the application of the discovery (discoveries).
“The International Prize in Nanotechnology is an acknowledgement of the services of scientists and developers who have laid the theoretical foundations for new technology, and the companies whose products help determine the image of our modern world. It is very important to remember that any new technology is not simply a matter of one or two days, but a process that requires many years, and the efforts of dozens, even hundreds of talented, hardworking people—scientists, engineers, and businesspeople.”
Zhores I. Alferov, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics
The RUSNANOPRIZE is established to promote:
Science and Business Integration
Public Awareness of the Achievements in the Nanotechnology Area
Acknowledgement of the Role of Scientists and Manufacturers
The Prize is awarded annually in one of the following fields:
- Optics and Nanoelectronics;
- Nanomaterials and Surface Modification;
- Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies;
- Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies.
Prize fund is RUR 3 000 000
Financial rewards, prize symbols and honorary diploma of the Prize are awarded to inventors, scientists and developers, the authors of the R&D projects or technologies implemented into production.
The company that has achieved some significant commercial success due to the implementation of these technologies is awarded with an honorary diploma and a glass ball, which is a RUSNANOPRIZE symbol.