- News article -

2010 Millennium Technology Prize Laureates Announced

14 Apr 2010

The 2010 Millennium Technology Prize Laureates have been announced. They are:

Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK.

Professor Friend’s work in plastic electronics has revolutionized the field of optoelectronics, with far-reaching consequences for energy efficient applications in display devices, lighting, sensing and solar energy harvesting. His initial innovation included producing organic light emitting diodes and his use of polymers as solution processed semiconductors has enabled products such as electronic paper, cheap organic solar cells and illuminating wall papers.

Professor Stephen Furber, Professor of Computer Engineering, the University of Manchester, UK.

Professor Furber is the principal designer of the ARM 32 bit RISC microprocessor, found in most handheld electronic devices and in more than 98 % of the world’s mobile phones. The development of the fast, energy efficient 32 bit processor 25 years ago unlocked the world of consumer electronics and to date, more than 18 billion ARM-based chips have been manufactured for use in ubiquitous computing applications, such as mobile phones, digital photography and video, music players, fixed and wireless networking, automobiles and health care, benefiting hundreds of millions worldwide.

Professor Michael Grätzel, Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

Professor Grätzel is the father of third generation dye-sensitized solar cells, known as “Grätzel cells”. These relatively low cost/high performance solar cells offer much promise in the search for affordable, renewable energy technologies. Consumer applications made possible by their development include electricity-generating windows and low-cost, mobile solar panels. The concepts behind Grätzel cells can also be applied in the production of hydrogen and batteries, both important components of future energy needs.

The winner of the Millennium Technology Prize will be named at a ceremony in Helsinki on June 9th, which forms part of the Millennium Technology Week.

- Contact us -

Want to learn how Spinverse could help you? Contact us now!



Niklas Weckström

VP New Business, M.Sc. +358 45 268 36 22

- News -

Relevant posts

EU funding SME Spinverse News

Taking you to the frontier: the popular funding scheme for SMEs revamped

17 Jun 2019

European Commission shifts into high gear in its popular funding scheme for small and medium-sized enterpris...

Innovation Challenge Digital Fiber Initiative

Top Data Science won the Digital Fiber Ecosystem Innovation Challenge

12 Jun 2019

The Digital Fiber Ecosystem, jointly organized by Siemens and Spinverse, has finalized its Bio-Based Industr...

EU funding European Funding Spinverse News

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland

7 Jun 2019

CSC datacenter in Kajaani will host a pan-European high-performance supercomputer. The machine will be about...

innovation technology

Do Boards worry about innovation and technology?

31 May 2019

Innovation is a generic term for all new business creation. Right now, the need for inno...

5G technology Client News

LuxTurrim5G ecosystem builds the smart city of the future

28 May 2019

Nokia Bell Labs driven industry group is building key enablers for fast 5G network based on smart light pole...

innovation CTO Forum EU

Finland’s EU-presidency, bringing impact to EU Innovation Funding?

11 Apr 2019

Finland’s EU presidency begins on 1 July 2019. During that time, major changes to innovation funding were ...