Nominations Submission for RUSNANOPRIZE 2016 Is Opened

28 April 2016

In 2016 Rusnanoprize shall be awarded for research conducted in the fields of Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnology, 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.  

“Biotechnology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and medicine are opening vast opportunities for nanotechnologies application, including drug delivery, targeted release systems, nano-biosensors and biomarkers, regenerative medicine, and many other areas”, 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. 

Sergey Lukyanov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Academician of the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences), the Head of two subdivisions at the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBC) has become the first RUSNANOPRIZE laureate awarded in 2012 for achievements in Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies. He has been awarded for developing technologies and enabling production of the unique fluorescent proteins, together with Clontech labs awarded for commercialization of Dr. Lukyanov’s work and marketing of a product line that has found demand from science and educational institutions and also from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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 rusnanoprize(at) in strict compliance with the nomination form.

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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.

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