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Jacob Colker – an inveterate innovator

January 20, 2015

“Get out of your own head and talk to people,” is Jacob Colker’s simple advice to aspiring innovators. Entrepreneur and 2010 Young Laureate, Colker believes the most fundamental rule for success for anyone with a good idea is to discuss it with potential customers: “Teaching innovation truly comes down to one basic principle: You may… Read more

In his quest to save bats, Dr Rodrigo Medellín has not only engaged in massive research but has also had to rehabilitate their reputation which has been ruined by Gothic horror literary tradition. In the years Dr Rodrigo Medellín has spent researching, teaching and campaigning to save bats in Mexico, his finest moment came on… Read more


Five Amur tigers gain their freedom

November 25, 2014

The tigers were sedated to ensure the safety of the expert handlers. In a development that promises a glimmer of hope for the survival of one of the world’s most charismatic – and endangered – species, five Amur tigers were released into the wild in Russia’s Far East in recent months. Rolex Laureate Sergei Bereznuk,… Read more

The 2014 Young Laureates, in London to receive their awards at the Royal Society on 17 November, described how Rolex’s support for their projects will positively impact their communities and the world at large. “Twenty years ago my country [Rwanda] was tragically hit by genocide. This Award shows that as young people, we can be… Read more


Every Second Counts Forum

November 17, 2014

Find out about the “desire to aspire”. View highlights from the Every Second Counts Forum presented by Rolex and The Guardian Media Group in London on 15 November.  The keynote speaker, inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was joined by space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and the five Rolex Young Laureates. The… Read more