Nominations Submission for RUSNANOPRIZE 2017 Is Opened

02 May 2017

In 2017 RUSNANOPRIZE shall be awarded for research conducted in the fields of nanomaterials and surface modification, as decided by the Board of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs and due to the Regulation of the Prize nomination field choosing procedures.
Nominations submission period will last till July 31

“The R&D in nanomaterials and surface modification field may lead to dramatic breakthroughs affecting more than one industry or sphere, such as microelectronics, metallurgy, polymers, biomedical materials, nanoscale diagnostics and many other at the same time,” Sergey Kalyuzhny, Adviser to Chief Executive Officer—Chief Scientist of RUSNANO Group has noticed. 

RUSNANOPRIZE is an annual Prize awarded in one of the following fields: Optics and Nanoelectronics; Nanomaterials and Surface Modification; Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies; Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies.

In 2013 Anatoly Chubais and Karlsruhe Institute of Nanotechnology professor Herbert Gleiter presented the award for achievements in research conducted in the fields of nanomaterials and surface modification to Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Omid Farokhzad, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and physician-scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They were awarded the prize for developing nanoparticle technologies for medical applications.

The Prize is awarded annually 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). 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.

Both Russian and foreign organizations as well as personalities, save for Prize Awarding Committee members, can nominate a researcher (researchers) for the Prize, self-nomination is also possible.

Applications are accepted and registered by the Prize Directorate at in strict compliance with the Nomination Form. For more details and application form, please visit

Additional information


The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Anatoly Chubais; the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund is Andrey Svinarenko.

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The RUSNANOPRIZE was established in 2009 by Russian Nanotechnologies Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest investment companies in the innovation industry. The prize is awarded to both Russian and foreign nationals. Four of the eight winners in the five-year history of the award have been foreign designers.

The RUSNANOPRIZE aims to promote:

  • integration of the needs of business with the interests of the scientific community;
  • broader public awareness of developments and practical applications in the field of nanotechnology;
  • the encouragement of experimental and applied research and development in nanotechnology and their use in industry;
  • international cooperation in this field;
  • public recognition of the role of the individual scientists, developers and teams that carry out scientific research.

For more information, please visit