Millennium Youth Camp offers young people between years 16-19 an overview of Finnish expertise and top-level research in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. Students network with each other, with individuals in Finnish companies and organisations, and with top scientists.
The target of the international Millennium Youth Camp is to find young people interested in mathematics, science and technology, and help them start up a career in these fields. During the one-week-camp, Youth Campers are introduced to a number of Finnish companies and higher educational institutions. In addition to lectures, workshops and visits to Millennium Youth Camp partners, the programme includes project work supervised by top-level experts and carried out in small multi-national groups.
Technology Academy Finland declared Linus Torvalds laureate of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel.
Technology Academy Finland declared Dr Shinya Yamanaka laureate of the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of his discovery of a new method to develop induced pluripotent stem cells for medical research.
Millennium Technology Week 2012 Events
Millennium Technology Week celebrates the most-recent Millennium Technology Prize Laureates and their innovations with several different events.
12.6.2012 Millennium Technology Summit
13.6.2012 Millennium Technology Prize Aewarding Ceremony
14.6.2012 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner's Studia Generalia Lexture
The Millennium Technology Prize is Finland's tribute to life-enhancing technological innovations. The prize has been established to steer the course of technological development to a more humane direction. In particular, the prize seeks to highlight innovations that assist and enrich our everyday lives today as well as in the future.
The prize is awarded every second year. Nominations for the prize can be made by academies, universities, research institutes and industrial organizations. Candidates are sought from across the world and all fields of technology.