VYZOV — ANNUAL PRIZE FOR FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

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НАГРАДА ПРЕМИИ «Вызов»

What is Vyzov?

Vyzov means "challenge" in Russian. It is a complex task that demands breakthrough energy, immense knowledge, and courage from those who have set out to complete it. So, the name Vyzov refers to these qualities and emphasizes the future-oriented nature of the Award.

Money Prize

The winners in each of the five categories will receive a 10,000,000 rubles prize.

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

For our purposes, the notion of "future technology" encompasses science-intensive projects that can be implemented within three to ten years to significantly improve people's lives. Achievements to be acknowledged by this Prize are bound to shape the future and benefit various aspects of human life, such as health, communications, logistics, energy, etc.

Categories

The Vyzov Prize is given out annually. Only projects no older than ten years are eligible for nomination.

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Vision

An award for scientists and research teams credited with a scientific achievement that has influenced the trajectory and dynamics of development for science and technology. (Note: Eligible nominees must be aged below 35 at the time of nomination)

SUBMIT APPLICATION
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Best Engineering Solution

Nomination criteria: Scientists and research teams credited with making an important invention or developing a new technology

SUBMIT APPLICATION
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Breakthrough

An award for scientists and research teams credited with conducting research that offers a solution to an important scientific or technological challenge

SUBMIT APPLICATION
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Discovery

An award for international scientists and research teams credited with making an important discovery that has influenced the development of science and technology

SUBMIT APPLICATION
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Scientist of the Year

An award for scientists credited with overall personal achievements that have left a mark in science and technology

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Vision

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligibility: Scientists and research teams (no more than 3 people per team). Recipients must be of legal age but below 35 at the time of nomination
  • Awarded for: Scientific achievements with a clear relation between the scientific result in question (detailed in a scientific article or a series of scientific articles, etc.) and a potential for developing a technology solution on its basis (with a 3-10-year time horizon for implementation)
  • Said achievements must be attained in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of science in Russia

Engineering Solution

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligibility: Scientists, engineers, technologists and research teams (no more than 3 people per team). Recipients must be of legal age, no upper age limit
  • Awarded for: An important invention or a new technology with a clear prospect for using the resulting engineering solution (protected by a patent or utility model, etc.) for the creation or development of a future technology (with a 3-10-year time horizon for implementation)
  • Said results must be attained in the Russian Federation, formulated and tested by the time of nomination, and contribute to the development of science in Russia

Breakthrough

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligibility: Scientists and research teams (no more than 3 people per team). Recipients must be of legal age, no upper age limit
  • Awarded for: Scientific research (detailed in a scientific article or a series of scientific articles, etc.) that offers a solution to an important scientific or technological challenge and has a proven prospect for developing a future technology (with a 3-10-year time horizon for implementation)
  • Said research must be carried out in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of science in Russia

Discovery

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligibility: International scientists (and/or Russian nationals permanently residing outside the Russian Federation) and research teams (no more than 3 people per team). Recipients must be of legal age, no upper age limit
  • Awarded for: An important scientific discovery (detailed in a scientific article or a series of scientific articles, etc.) that has influenced the development of science and technology and has a proven prospect for developing a future technology (with a 3-10-year time horizon for implementation)
  • Said discovery must be made outside the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of global science

scientist of the year

Nomination criteria:
  • Eligibility: Individual scientists of legal age, no upper age limit
  • Awarded for: Overall individual contribution to the development of fundamental science that has changed the landscape of modern science and technology
  • Said contribution shall be understood as research papers (scientific articles, patents, etc.) enabling a breakthrough in fundamental science or technology (i.e. with a new technology already developed on its basis, or with a prospect for developing a future technology with a 3-10-year time horizon for implementation)
nominations
NEWS
THE VYZOV PRIZE LAUREATES ILYA SEMERIKOV AND RAUL GAINETDINOV ON AIR, CHANNEL ONE (RUSSIA).

Channel One (Russia). Morning TV program “Good Morning”. Fragment of the show dated 21.12.2023 

21 December 2023
THE FIRST VYZOV PRIZE WAS AWARDED FOR BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS AND INVENTIONS

Outstanding Russian scientists Dr. Ilya Semerikov, Dr. Gamlet Hodzhibagiyan, Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis and Dr. Raul Gainetdinov won the first VYZOV National Award in Future Technology. Each of the laureates received 10 million rubles for scientific achievements that have potential to affect lives of millions of people in the next decade. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin addressed the greetings to the participants, organizers and guests of the ceremony. The President of Russia stressed: "I am convinced that the VYZOV Prize will become traditional, receive recognition from the public and also from our foreign friends and partners, will popularize science, increase the authority of creative work and research".Nomination “Vision” (awarded to young scientists under the age of 35) goes to Dr. Ilya Semerikov, PhD, from Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, for creating a trapped-ion quantum processor based on multilevel systems – qudits, and for a demonstration of quantum algorithms.Nomination “Engineering Solution” is awarded to Dr. Gamlet Hodzhibagiyan, PhD, from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, for developing a technology for producing magnets based on high-temperature superconductors for charged particle accelerators and energy accumulation.Nomination “Breakthrough” (awarded for solving a major scientific or technological problem) is given to Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis, PhD, from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, for advanced research in polariton-based computing platforms and for the development of an optical transistor.Nomination “Scientist of the year” is awarded to Dr. Raul Gainetdinov, MD, PhD, from St. Petersburg State University, for his discoveries in the area of dopamine system and trace amine-associated receptors, which enabled new approaches for pharmacological treatments of brain diseases.  "It was very difficult for us to choose the winners, because among the 218 applications were many very strong ones. Today we announced the names of the laureates of the VYZOV Prize — great scientists whose works bring science to a new level and will change people's lives for the better," said Artem Oganov, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the VYZOV National Award in Future Technology.The awards were presented to the laureates by famous Russian actors Viktor Verzhbitsky, Igor Mirkurbanov, Alexandra Rebenok and Konstantin Khabensky, as well as representatives of leading Russian companies and scientific and technological organizations: Natalia Popova, First Deputy Director General of the non-governmental Institute for Development Innopraktika, Ruslan Yunusov, co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Alexey Likhachev and Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank."The whole history and future of the nuclear industry is a story of breakthroughs: personal, intellectual, technological. The nuclear industry has opened up the possibility of using the most powerful forces of nature that lurk inside atomic nuclei, inside matter. And today, scientists are already working on future technologies that will define a new reality. Our Homeland is truly aimed at becoming a source of new knowledge that will benefit all mankind," said Alexey Likhachev, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. "Science and technology should primarily serve human needs. The developments of the laureates of the VYZOV Prize are really capable of solving important problems, whether it is the treatment of serious diseases, the development of energy-saving technologies or the creation of new machines for calculating extremely complex tasks. For our part, we will support innovators whose ideas and discoveries lead us into the future," said Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank."The project was initially based on scientists and engineers — we wanted to raise the demand for these key professions, give a powerful impetus and the necessary tools for the development of original solutions. This is a large-scale project that includes a number of initiatives and events — earlier this year, the Forum of Future Technologies was already held, with the participation of the President of Russia," said Ruslan Yunusov, co-founder of the Russian Quantum Center. "To transform future technologies into present solutions, the synergy of the state, scientific and business communities is essential - our task was to create a platform necessary for this kind of synergy. Together with our partners we will make our best efforts to discover new heroes of science and make them known worldwide with the help of the VYZOV Award," said Leonid Shlyakhover, President of the Vyzov Foundation. The principle of interdisciplinarity inherent in the works of the laureates was reflected in the immersive Award ceremony directed by the artistic director of the The Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, Konstantin Bogomolov. The synergy of various music genres was embodied in exclusive duets of pop singers and world opera stars - Dima Bilan and Aida Garifullina, Polina Gagarina and Ildar Abdrazakov. Igor Vernik, actor of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater, hosted the ceremony.  It is planned that in 2024, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation the VYZOV Prize will become international: scientists working in the field of future technologies around the world will be invited to participate.The VYZOV National Award in Future Technology is a part of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia and designed to recognize fundamental breakthroughs, ideas, and inventions that are changing the landscape of modern science and the lives of every single person. The Prize aspires to encourage the new generation to pursue science and technology. The founder of the VYZOV Prize is the Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations “Vyzov” together with Gazprombank with the support of the Government of Moscow and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. The media partner is Channel One (Russia).

20 December 2023
crucial to improve human life

Aleksey Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the Vyzov Award Scientific Committee, Head of the Physics and Quantum Engineering Institute of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, and Head of the research group at the Russian Quantum Center, answered questions about the Award at the III Young Scientists Congress in Sochi.– Aleksey, you are one of the leading experts in Russia in the field of quantum technologies, which are now at the forefront of global science. I am sure that the congress guests are waiting for your presentation on the latest achievements. Last year, your lecture was one of the forum highlights. What are you going to tell us about today?– I will be participating in several sessions, including the one dedicated to the latest quantum technology achievements. Of course, we will discuss the latest news in this field, including the progress of quantum technologies in Russia. At the same time, I believe it's crucial to discuss more general questions regarding the development of science in our country. In particular, we will be discussing the Vyzov Award established this year. Why was it created, and what are its specifics? In a way, it combines two types of awards. It is given out not for purely fundamental achievements that reveal new properties of our world and may be implemented in fifty years or so, if at all. And not for products that already exist on the market and could be implemented tomorrow. This award focuses on science-intensive projects that are quite realistic to implement within the next ten years. And these are not just promising projects – it's crucial for us to highlight that they have the potential to drastically improve human life. One of the main award objectives is to minimize the time it takes to implement a purely scientific project. As we know, the economy doesn't show much demand for scientific results, and it is the Achilles’ heel of all science. Science-intensive business is considered risky: it requires considerable investments and gives no guarantee that they will pay off in the short term. The whole world is thinking about how we can fill the gap between the development and implementation of a science project. The Award Scientific Committee, where I am Deputy Chairman, believes that Vyzov should help attract the attention of business to science. The monetary prize of ten million rubles, in particular, plays into it. It is a prize comparable to the most prestigious awards in Russia. Plus, the experts who select the winners are the top experts in their fields. Their names are a seal of approval. They guarantee that the selected projects are world-class and have serious prospects for successful implementation. In a nutshell, receiving the award should not be the final goal of a project but an opportunity to grow it further. There will be many business representatives at the forum, and I hope to draw their attention to the award and hear their opinions. By the way, the winners will be announced on December 19.

08 December 2023
Artem oganov on THE Vyzov AWARD

The VYZOV National Award in Future Technology has been established in Russia. The monetary prize is ten million rubles. Why do people call it an alternative to the Nobel Prize? Can the mathematician Grigori Perelman receive it? Will the mistakes of Silicon Valley be avoided? Why has the number of applications surprised even the experts? We have talked about it to Artem Oganov, Chairman of the Award Scientific Committee, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, and Professor at The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. – Artem, major awards are often compared to the illustrious Nobel Prize. For example, receiving the Fields Medal is considered the same as getting the Nobel Prize in Mathematics, and the Global Energy Prize is colloquially called the Energy Nobel Prize. Will VYZOV become the technological Nobel Prize? – We shouldn’t really talk about it that way. Our award is not secondary. It is not a second Nobel Prize but an entirely new and intrinsically valuable one. And it is based on completely different principles. For example, the Nobel Prize is awarded for achievements in specific science branches like physics, chemistry, and so on, while VYZOV can be awarded for cross-disciplinary projects and engineering solutions. There is another distinction. You can be nominated for the Nobel Prize by a handful of selected scientists and organizations. With VYZOV, you can nominate yourself. The Nobel Prize is often given for discoveries made long ago – the record waiting time is 56 years. By the time the award is given, the laureate is often already retired. But only those who are actively working can receive the VYZOV Award. A retired scientist will not be able to get it, but he still has a chance for the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize, as well as our State Science Prizes, are awarded for the already obtained results, while VYZOV is given out for future technology. – It sounds a little strange. What does that mean? – Well, of course, the VYZOV Award can also be given out for discoveries that have already been made. But we want the time between the discovery and the award ceremony to be as short as possible. This award is supposed to emphasize the importance of the winning projects to help speed up their implementation.  The economy doesn't show much demand for scientific results, and it is the Achilles’ heel of all global science. Science-intensive business is considered risky: it requires considerable investments and gives no guarantee that they will pay off in the short term. Ninety percent of all Silicon Valley startups die right on the vine. The number of applications we have received proves that most people underestimate the power of Russian science. So, the VYZOV Award should be able to guide businesses and show them what science projects are worth investing in. Turning a scientific result into a functioning technology is not a quick process, and a ten-year timeframe is something to aim for. At the beginning of this period, usually, very few people believe that a certain technology will actually be able to change the world, and the VYZOV Award is supposed to point out such promising technologies. – Let's say I'm a businessman who doesn't understand anything in science. Why should I believe you? You are not responsible for your winning projects, are you? You have just said that over ninety percent of startups fail … – Russian business now exists in a completely new environment. The we- can-buy-everything-overseas principle no longer works. We have to create solutions ourselves. Our experts, the country's most reputable experts in their respective fields, put their names as a seal of approval and guarantee that a certain project is world-class and has serious prospects for successful implementation. The winners themselves are guidelines for businesses looking to minimize investment risks. – Figuratively speaking, receiving the award should not be the final goal for a project but an opportunity to grow it further. – That's exactly right. But we look at future technology as broadly as possible. Winners can be authors not only of applied works but also of fundamental ones. For example, Grigori Perelman who proved the famous Poincaré theorem. – Artem, I’m sure many people will find your words outlandish. What kind of business would invest their hard-earned money into math, which is only understandable to Perelman-types? I can’t even imagine such thing... – Let me try to explain. We want to support the coolest science projects and the coolest technologies. Yes, the VYZOV Award focuses mainly on future technology, and we want to make it possible to put scientific discoveries into practice as quickly as possible. Yes, Perelman's work doesn't promise immediate or even foreseeable practical results. But what if some investor sees Perelman on the winner list and decides to pay attention to his outstanding work? What if, even though the invested money will not be returned, this investor still supports the project? We must consider such an opportunity. My experience shows that even the most abstract scientific results do eventually come to practical fruition. – So, you form the landscape of our science and let businesses choose where to invest? – That’s right. And this approach did not appear out of the blue. It emerged when our committee began going through the applications. Frankly speaking, we were shocked. We knew that Russian science was strong. But seeing that it was that strong was a surprise. – Didn’t the crisis of the nineties have a long-lasting negative effect on our science? – It certainly did. That’s why most people tend to underestimate the power of Russian science. But look at the results – somehow, we are still creating unique hypersonic technologies and advanced vaccines. Russian science responds to all challenges amazingly quickly and efficiently. But who are the people behind these science projects? When we saw the applications, we were shocked by how many top scientists there were in Russia and what incredible work they do. Some of the names were entirely new to us. Several Scientific Committee members decided to go and see the presented developments with their own eyes. And they discovered both fascinating works and their authors. – So, you discovered Russian science like Columbus discovered America? – You can put it that way. However, there is one major flaw in our work. We have received 218 applications, but the award only has four categories. We had to choose just one of several amazing scientists in each of them. It is not easy emotionally – the strongest works that deserve all due credit had to be left out. – Are you planning to make the award international? If so, will there be scientists from unfriendly states among the laureates? – Next year, we will add an international category. We do not care about citizenship, political views, nationality, gender, etc. The award is given out only for scientific results. However, we aren't sure if scientists from unfriendly states will agree to accept the award. But that’s something we have no control over. On our part, we are open to the whole world. The VYZOV Award is organized by the Vyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations in cooperation with Gazprombank, one of the largest financial institutions in Russia, and with support from the Moscow City Government. The general partner of the Award is the Rosatom State Corporation. In 2023, the Award Scientific Committee received 218 applications from 38 regions of Russia. The youngest applicant was only 20 years old, while the average candidate was between 35 and 40. A distinctive feature of the Award is the possibility of self-nomination. Award categories: Vision – for a scientific achievement that has influenced the development of future technologies (awarded to scientists under 35) Engineering Solution – for an invention that has significantly advanced a particular technology. Scientist of the Year – for personal contribution to creating future technologies and transforming the landscape of science Breakthrough – for scientific work providing solutions to important scientific or technological problems. The prize fund of the VYZOV National Award in Future Technology amounts to 40 million rubles – 10 million rubles in each of the four categories. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on December 19 in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. The ceremony was directed by Konstantin Bogomolov, Artistic Director of the Moscow Drama Theater on Malaya Bronnaya Street.

07 December 2023
vyzov foundation launches a new incentive to support scientists

The "Vyzov Accepted: An Alternative to the Nobel Prize and Prospects for Young Scientists" session was held at the III Young Scientists Congress in Sochi. The participants discussed ways of supporting science. The VYZOV National Award in Future Technology, established in 2023, was one of the proposed incentives. Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress Leonid Shlyakhover, President of the Vyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations, moderated the session. Ekaterina Solntseva, Digitalization Director at the Russian Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, emphasized that the award is a completely new way of supporting science in Russia: Ekaterina Solntseva, Rosatom Digitalization Director Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress – It is time to create new international institutions to support scientists. And it makes sense that they appear in our country. We did a lot of things first. We were the first in space. We created the first satellite. We launched the first nuclear power plant. Today, we create a new incentive to support scientists – the VYZOV award. I want to point out that it is not an "alternative to the Nobel Prize", not a "local initiative", but a new international tool to support researchers working in breakthrough areas. Attempts to build borders in the scientific community are not in favor of global development. That is why Rosatom supports the initiative to make the next year's VYZOV an international award. And, by the way, when working with foreign audiences, we do not plan to translate the word VYZOV into other languages. It’s not just a challenge, it’s VYZOV. It should become a truly international concept – just as the word "sputnik" did in its time, symbolizing humanity’s leap to new technological heights. According to Artem Oganov, Chairman of the VYZOV Award Scientific Committee and Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, the purpose of the award is to show who is a reference point, a role model for scientists and, at the same time, a vector for investment in modern Russian science. Artem Oganov, Chairman of the VYZOV Award Scientific Committee, Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress – We aim to bring an element of prediction and foresight into our approach to selecting the winners. The VYZOV Award recognizes technological breakthroughs that are reasonably proven to work but not yet implemented. We focus on technologies that work but have not yet been able to come to every home, and these can be both fundamental and applied discoveries. The main thing when choosing the winners is to find discoveries that pave the way to the future, – he said. Aleksey Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the VYZOV Award Scientific Committee and Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center explained that the selected award winners offer the scientific solutions that have the greatest potential for changing the world and for practical implementation in midterm. Aleksey Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the VYZOV Award Scientific Committee, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress – We have chosen a ten-year timeframe to estimate the prospects of a project. Ten years ago, artificial intelligence was just entering the stage of rapid development. Now it’s already present in every device. So, it's possible to predict how a technology will transform within ten years. That's why we created the VYZOV Award for science-intensive technologies that can potentially improve our lives ten years from now. This Award is a seal of approval signaling that businesses should invest in these projects. It can become an impulse to put the idea into practice. Science flourishes when it has robust partners able to bring ideas to a new technological level. – he said . Alexey Paevsky, Curator of the Decade of Science and Technology project, spoke about two conditions necessary for the success of the VYZOV Award: its internationality and adherence to traditions. According to him, strong winners and strict principles will make it possible to preserve and maintain the high status of the Award for many years to come. Alexey Paevsky, Member of the the VYZOV Award Scientific Committee, Curator of the Decade of Science and Technology project Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress The session participants also discussed ways to motivate the new generation to pursue a career in science. According to Maxim Pratusevich, Principal of the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239, the award alone cannot motivate young people to do science. Young researchers will be attracted to science, only if it becomes fashionable, respectable, and rewarding. – he said. Maxim Nikitin, Head of the Nanobiotechnologies Laboratory at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Head of the Nanobiomedicine branch at Sirius University, advised young scientists to start by solving fundamental problems and then add applied science tasks – this will let them get used to being "the first and the best in the world", and then allow them to help society solve urgent problems relying on the highest standards Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress The Young Scientists Congress is a key event of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia, announced by Vladimir Putin in 2022. The Congress brings together representatives of leading scientific institutions from different regions of Russia, scientific and educational organizations, authorities, industrial partners, top scientists, and most importantly – young researchers, grant winners, students, and schoolchildren from Russia and other countries. Photo: The III Young Scientists Congress The Congress of Young Scientists is organized by the Roscongress Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and the Coordinating Council for Youth in Science and Education. The operator of the Decade of Science and Technology is the National Priorities Autonomous Non-profit Organization.

30 November 2023
ThE Russian Prime Minister approved Dmitry Chernyshenko as a VOLUNTEER member of the Vyzov foundation supervisory board

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin, has authorized Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko to volunteer in the Supervisory Board of the Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations. The corresponding document is published on the official website containing laws and regulations. The Vyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations is the organizer of the VYZOV National Award in Future Technology.

29 November 2023

areas of future technology:

Manifesto

We humans start cognizing the world as soon as we are born.
As we cognize the world, we start asking questions.
Failing to find sufficient answers, we decide to change the world.
Obviously, we should not look up to science, hoping it will answer age-old questions like "What am I living for?" Many mysteries of human life have, in fact, nothing to do with science and technology. And still, a scientist's journey begins with a question.
At the turn of the millennium, the brightest minds of humanity thought it was crucial to find answers to the following questions:
– What is the dark matter and dark energy of the universe?
– What is the physical nature of memory?
– How are the thinking process and the human brain organized?
– Can a "theory of everything" be devised?
– Will we ever run out of energy?
– Can natural intelligence and artificial intelligence be combined?
– Can we decipher the genetic code?
– How can we build a quantum computer?
Scientists continue to ask questions that will only be answered in the future. Their discoveries gradually bring all humanity closer to the coveted heights, opening new horizons before them. But is the public status and authority of the scientists strong enough in today's world? It is time for us to reflect. Throughout the twentieth century, resonating from its greatest historical upheavals, the world started rethinking the role of science and debated the public status of scientists. The most significant role in this process for many decades has been played by the first among scientific awards, the illustrious Nobel Prize, established in 1901.
Obviously, a significant discovery, let alone a real breakthrough, is not made with prestigious prizes in mind. Science is hard work spanning many years, filled with successes and disappointments, sudden enlightenments and years of wandering in the dark. As the great Max Weber admitted, "Every scientific 'fulfillment' raises new 'questions'; it asks to be ‘surpassed’ and outdated. Whoever wishes to serve science has to resign himself to this fact. Scientific works certainly can last as ‘gratifications’ because of their artistic quality, or they may remain important as a means of training. Yet they will be surpassed scientifically – let that be repeated – for it is our common fate and, more, our common goal... We cannot work without hoping that others will advance further than we have."
But no matter how inspired a scientist may be by the unachievable radiance of pure reason, public recognition is essential to both the development of their own unique career and the technological progress of all humanity. Let us cast a nostalgic glance back to our recent Soviet past – the early sixties: Gagarin is the first human in space; “physics is in favor", young people are flooding university admission offices inspired by charismatic Wits & Humor team captains; everyone's favorite movie characters are four-eyed nerds and nuclear physicists, scientists of world renown host popular TV shows.
Their challenge to the soon-to-be-over era was, “Being smart is in vogue!”
Our challenge is the VYZOV Prize for Future Technologies.
We challenge the established paradigm of the national science and socio-cultural space:
• It is the first national Prize designed to recognize fundamental breakthroughs, ideas, and inventions that change the landscape of modern science and the life of every single person.
• The Scientific Committee of the Prize, consisting of top Russian scientists of international renown, has developed impartial criteria and a transparent procedure for selecting the winners, ensuring the high credibility and prestige of the Prize.
• The Prize timely identifies and recognizes the contribution of scientists, inventors, and engineers to the most advanced technology, emphasizing Russia's commitment to being at the forefront of global technological innovation.
• The Prize is given out in five categories covering the full range of future technologies. A significant money prize will be awarded in each of the categories.
• The Prize ceremony will bring together top scientists, artists, politicians, and athletes, creating a community of future technology ambassadors.
As the eminent Soviet philosopher Merab Mamardashvili said, “Never be afraid of going too far because the truth is still farther.”
Face the challenge
for farther means into the future.

Mission and Purpose

  • Prize mission

    The Prize aspires to encourage the new generation to pursue science and technology.

  • Prize Purpose

    The Prize aims to make scientists and their discoveries a symbol of success in modern-day Russia and create conditions for the practical implementation of future technologies.

Prestige, credibility, expertise

  • This Prize is designed to recognize fundamental breakthroughs, ideas, and inventions that are changing the landscape of modern science and the lives of every single person.

  • The Scientific Committee of the Prize, consisting of top Russian scientists of international renown, has developed impartial criteria and a transparent procedure for selecting the winners, ensuring the high credibility and prestige of the Prize.

  • The Prize timely identifies and recognizes the contribution of scientists, inventors, and engineers to the most advanced technology, emphasizing Russia's commitment to being at the forefront of global technological innovation.

  • The Prize is given out in five categories covering the full range of future technologies. A significant money prize will be awarded in each of the categories.

THE VYZOV PRIZE SCEINCE COMMITTEE 2024

Артём Оганов - фото
artem oganov CHAIRMAN OF THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Head of the Department of Semiconductors and Dielectrics at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society.

Юрий Оганесян - фото
yuri oganessian ADVISOR TO THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Scientific Council for Applied Nuclear Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Doctor of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

Алексей Фёдоров - фото
aleksey fedorov

Deputy Chairman of the Prize Scientific Committee, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies Laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the youngest professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Сергей Килин - фото
sergey kilin

Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Physics Mathematics, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Belarusian State University.

Александр Габибов - фото
alexander gabibov

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.

Всеволод Белоусов - фото
vsevolod belousov

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Director of the Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia.

Георгий Шляпников - фото
georgy shlyapnikov

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Director of the research branch of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research, Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

valentin ananikov

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Laboratory at the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Head of the Chemistry Section of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Raul Gainetdinov

Candidate of Sciences in Medicine, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine, Head of Laboratory for Neurobiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Head of Research with the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies at the St. Petersburg State University, Head of Research Area for Neurobiology with Sirius University’s Research Center for Genetics and Life Sciences, Adjunct Professor with Sirius University, Professor with the St. Petersburg State University.

Alexander Krainov

Candidate of Sciences in Technology, Head of Yandex Laboratory for Machine Intelligence, Director for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies with Yandex, Member of the Yandex Science Award Expert Council, Member of the Supervisory Board, Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).

andrei shevelkov

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor emeritus at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of the American Chemical Society.

simon matskeplishvili

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director for Science and Research and Head of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University Medical Research and Education Center.

vadim govorun

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Simple Systems, Head of the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Member of the Federal Russian Presidential Council for Science and Education.

alexey paevsky

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal, editor-in-chief of the Mendeleev.info portal, Board Member of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Expert of the project office of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia.

Андрей Коняев - фото
andrey konyaev

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.

alexander grek

Editor-in-chief of TechInsider magazine, founder and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

alena mastiukova

Secretary of the Prize Scientific Committee

Postgraduate student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, researcher for the Quantum Information Technologies group at the Russian Quantum Center and the Laboratory of Quantum Information Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, holder of the Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates.

Andrey Reznichenko

Head of Science Desk, TASS News Agency

Yevgeny Burnayev

Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Director of the Skoltech Applied Artificial Intelligence Center, Leading Research Fellow with AIRI, Professor with Skoltech

Emil Akhmedov

Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Head of Chair for Theoretical Physics, MIPT

Olga Tarasova

Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project, Director of the Center for the Development of Scientific and Educational Initiatives, Chair of the Youth Council, All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts

  • Артём Оганов
    artem oganov CHAIRMAN OF THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Head of the Department of Semiconductors and Dielectrics at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society.

    Affiliations Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, National University of Science and Technology MISIS Areas of interest Chemistry, materials science, geology h-index 86 Achievements
    • USPEX – a method for crystal structure prediction.
    • High-temperature superconductivity.
    • A theory of the origin of water on Earth.
  • Юрий Оганесян
    yuri oganessian ADVISOR TO THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Scientific Council for Applied Nuclear Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Doctor of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

    Affiliations Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Areas of interest Physics h-index 65 Achievements
    • The 118th chemical element, oganesson (Og), was named in his honor.
    • Discovery of superheavy chemical elements: rutherfordium, dubnium, seaborgium, bohrium.
    • Fundamental work on the synthesis of new elements using heavy ion beams.
  • Алексей Фёдоров
    aleksey fedorov

    Deputy Chairman of the Prize Scientific Committee, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies Laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the youngest professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Physics, quantum information theory h-index 26 Achievements
    • First ever quantum blockchain.
    • Qudit-based quantum processor.
    • Youngest professor at the MIPT.
  • Сергей Килин
    sergey kilin

    Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Physics Mathematics, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Belarusian State University.

    Affiliations Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Areas of interest Physics, quantum technology h-index 24 Achievements
    • Wrote the first review of quantum computing in Russian.
    • Was one of the first scientist in the world to study single photons.
    • Developed a theory of quantum fluctuations in in nonlinear-optical interactions.
  • Александр Габибов
    alexander gabibov

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.

    Affiliations Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Areas of interest Biochemistry h-index 36 Achievements
    • President of the Russian Biochemical Society.
    • Discovered natural catalytic antibody activity and ways to utilize it in medical research.
  • Всеволод Белоусов
    vsevolod belousov

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Director of the Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia.

    Affiliations Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology Areas of interest Biology, medicine h-index 39 Achievements
    • Developed new approaches to neuron activation by thermooptogenetics using thermosensitive ion channels.
  • Георгий Шляпников
    georgy shlyapnikov

    Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Director of the research branch of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research, Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Quantum physics h-index 54 Achievements
    • Discovered a new type of phase transition in many-body systems.
    • Discovered new topological many-body quantum states.
    • BEC Prize.
  • Валентин Анаников
    valentin ananikov

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Laboratory at the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Head of the Chemistry Section of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Affiliations Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Areas of interest Fundamental research on catalysis, organic chemistry and physicochemistry of nanoparticles h-index 72 Achievements
    • Created highly efficient next-generation catalysts.
    • Discovered the phenomenon of dynamic catalysis.
    • Created a unique method for comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of catalytic processes.
  • Рауль Гайнетдинов
    Raul Gainetdinov

    Candidate of Sciences in Medicine, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine, Head of Laboratory for Neurobiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Head of Research with the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies at the St. Petersburg State University, Head of Research Area for Neurobiology with Sirius University’s Research Center for Genetics and Life Sciences, Adjunct Professor with Sirius University, Professor with the St. Petersburg State University.

    Affiliation St. Petersburg State University Area of Activity Neurobiology, dopamine pharmacology, mental and neurological brain disorders h-index 103 Notable Achievements
    • Invented brand-new medication therapy methods for treating brain disorders.
    • Invented new medicines for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
    • A pioneer and a global leader in research in dopamine pharmacology and trace amine-associated receptors.
    • Three times named one of the world's Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science (WoS).
  • Александр Крайнов
    Alexander Krainov

    Candidate of Sciences in Technology, Head of Yandex Laboratory for Machine Intelligence, Director for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies with Yandex, Member of the Yandex Science Award Expert Council, Member of the Supervisory Board, Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).

    Affiliation Yandex Area of Activity Artificial intelligence, computer vision h-индекс - Notable Achievements
    • Develops experimental AI-based products and technologies.
    • Develops algorithms for audio and video compression and transmission, voice recognition, computer vision.
    • Directed the development of computer vision algorithms and products at Yandex for 9 years.
    • Developed an indexing system for Russia’s first online marketplace while working for Port.ru, one of Russia’s first Internet companies.
  • Андрей Шевельков
    andrei shevelkov

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor emeritus at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of the American Chemical Society.

    Affiliations Lomonosov Moscow State University Areas of interest Inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, inorganic synthesis, thermoelectric materials, superconductors h-index 33 Achievements
    • Synthesis and structural studies of various inorganic compounds.
    • Development of synthetic alternatives to certain minerals.
    • Chairman of the Specialized Dissertation Council at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Симон Мацкеплишвили
    simon matskeplishvili

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director for Science and Research and Head of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University Medical Research and Education Center.

    Affiliations A.N. Bakulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery Area of interest Medicine, cardiology, cellular technologies in heart research h-index 18 Achievements
    • Created a hardware and software system for modeling the mechanics of myocardial contractions.
    • Developed a method for preoperative risk stratification of cardiovascular complications in extracardiac surgical procedures.
    • Introduced new methods for assessing the connection between physiologic processes of myocardial contraction and perfusion.
    • Proposed a new scale for assessing life quality in acute heart failure.
  • Вадим Маркович Говорун
    vadim markovich govorun Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Simple Systems, Head of the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Member of the Federal Russian Presidential Council for Science and Education.

    Affiliations Federal Research Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine Area of interest Molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, synthetic biology h-index 37 Achievements
    • Led the development and implementation of the test system for the diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2.
    • Developed the IZASCRIN8 analyzer for rapid diagnostics based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification. The analyzer can be used for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.
    • Identified the full metabolite scope for Mollicute bacteria.
    • Created a new branch of physico-chemical medicine related to the application of omics in biology and medicine in normal and pathological conditions.
  • алексей паевский
    alexey paevsky

    Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal, editor-in-chief of the Mendeleev.info portal, Board Member of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Expert of the project office of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia.

    Affiliations Neuronovosti.Ru portal Areas of interest Journalism, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Founder of Mendeleev.info portal.
    • Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal.
    • Co-founder of the popular neuroscience lecture project Izviliny znaniy [Knowledge gyri].
  • Андрей Коняев
    andrey konyaev

    Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.

    andrey konyaev N+1 popular scince portal Areas of interest Mathematics, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.
    • Science communicator.
  • Александр Грек
    alexander grek

    Editor-in-chief of TechInsider magazine, founder and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

    Affiliations TechInsider magazine, Popular Mechanics magazine Areas of interest Journalism, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Head of National Geographic Russia (2010-2016).
    • Shaped the identity of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.
  • Алёна Мастюкова
    alena mastiukova Secretary of the Prize Scientific Committee

    Postgraduate student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, researcher for the Quantum Information Technologies group at the Russian Quantum Center and the Laboratory of Quantum Information Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, holder of the Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Quantum information technology, machine learning, many-body theory h-index 4 Achievements
    • Studied decoherence in many-body quantum systems, proposed a noise protection scheme.
    • Winner of the Russian Academy of Sciences medal and the prize for young scientists and students in information technology, computer science, and automation.
    • Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates conducting promising research.
  • Андрей Резниченко
    Andrey Reznichenko

    Head of Science Desk, TASS News Agency.

    Affiliation TASS News Agency Area of Activity Journalism, popular science h-index - Notable Achievements
    • Founded a Science Desk and an Environment Desk at two major Russian news agencies .
    • Laureate of the Russian Union of Journalists’ Award.
  • Евгений Бурнаев
    Yevgeny Burnayev

    Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Director of the Skoltech Applied Artificial Intelligence Center, Leading Research Fellow with AIRI, Professor with Skoltech.

    Affiliation Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Area of Activity Artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, neural visualization h-index 38 Notable Achievements
    • Developed and teaches three full courses for Skoltech’s CDISE curriculum: Machine Learning, Bayesian Machine Learning, Foundations of Data Science.
    • Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize for Young Scientists (2017).
    • Winner of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Internet of People conference for his research on eSports (2019).
    • Laureate of the Ilya Segalovich Yandex Science Prize as the Best Research Director for Postgraduate Students in the Field of Computer Sciences (2020).
    • Winner of the Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition for his research on point cloud modeling and 3D-shape prediction (2020).
    • Winner of the Best Cooperation Project Leader Award from Huawei (2021).
  • Эмиль Ахмедов
    Emil Akhmedov

    Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Head of Chair for Theoretical Physics, MIPT

    Affiliation: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Best known as:
    • Expert in physics of the very early universe in the context of primordial black holes, and in Quantum Field Theory for nonstandard situations
    • Author of dozens of popular-science articles published on PostNauka, Elementy, Arche, etc.
  • Ольга Тарасова
    Olga Tarasova

    Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project, Director of the Center for the Development of Scientific and Educational Initiatives, Chair of the Youth Council, All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts.

    Affiliation NASHA LABA, Youth Council of the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts Area of Activity Technology entrepreneurship, scientific volunteering h-index - Notable Achievements
    • Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project for the creation of a People's Catalogue of Scientific Equipment and Consumables.
    • Author of the All-Russian Open Lesson project on “Inventive Activity and Intellectual Property” for school students and young people for the International Intellectual Property Day.
    • Member of the Public Council, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
    • Participant of President Putin’s meeting with young scientists and the attendees of the Managerial Pool Program for Science, Technology and Higher Education as part of the Second Congress of Young Scientists.
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    Accepting submissions from applicants (scientists, inventors, engineers, research teams).

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