Millennium Technology Prize, biennial award for innovations in technology, est. 2002 in Finland and bestowed by the Millennium Prize Foundation, an independent fund founded by members of Finnish industry in partnership with the Finnish government. The prize is given to those whose extraordinary technological accomplishments contribute to the enrichment of human quality of life, promote well-being, and emphasize sustainable development. It includes an award of €1 million. The first Millenium Prize, given in 2004, went to Tim Berners-Lee, developer of the World Wide Web. Other winners have included Shuji Nakamura (2006), Shinya Yamanaka (2012), Linus Torvalds (2012), and Frances Arnold (2018).
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