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Thirty innovators from around the world have been selected as finalists in the 2016 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. To mark the 40th anniversary of the programme this year, Rolex decided to present Awards to five Laureates and five Young Laureates. Each winner will receive a Rolex chronometer and funding for their project (Laureates receive 100,000… Read more

A revolutionary method for delivering vaccine protection against infectious disease, especially in developing regions, is achieving spectacular results in lab trials carried out for the World Health Organization (WHO). The ‘nanopatch’, invented by Rolex laureate and medical engineer Mark Kendall, has delivered a 40-fold improvement in vaccine dose rates, combined with an eye-catching 100 per… Read more

For 5,000 years or more the condor has soared above the Andes, a mystic being in the imaginations and spiritual life of the people. Today, this majestic black vulture – whose emblem adorns the insignia of six South American nations, is under threat. “At the heart of the problem,” says Associate Laureate Luis Jácome, Director… Read more


In memory of Les Stocker

August 31, 2016

Englishman Les Stocker, an amateur wildlife pioneer and Rolex Awards Laureate, who, without any formal qualifications, developed an entire discipline of veterinary science, died on 16 July 2016, at the age of 73. Stocker’s dedication, for almost 40 years, to providing care for injured and sick wildlife began in the late 1970s when, while working… Read more

Since 1969, Chanda Shroff has made it her life’s mission to preserve the traditional techniques of hand embroidery from Kutch in western India, while raising the social and economic status of the women who practise this intricate craft. After almost five decades, she has finally succeeded in opening a museum featuring their beautiful work. For… Read more