Programme Updates

Kikuo Morimoto, a Japanese silk-weaver who revived Cambodia’s thousand-year-old silk tradition, has died. A Laureate of the 2004 Rolex Awards, Morimoto bequeaths to his adopted country not only the ancient craft that came close to disappearing after the conflicts that tore the nation apart, but the entire production process as it had existed for centuries.… Read more

In 1976, Rolex chose to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof watch, by setting up the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. This philanthropic programme was designed to support pioneers with groundbreaking ideas all over the world, those who had the passion, determination and leadership to contribute to the welfare of mankind.… Read more

A cell biologist with a distinguished career and admission to the US National Academy of Sciences for his research, Dr. Gordon Sato has died at his home in Massachusetts in the United States on 31 March, aged 89. During what for others would be retirement years, Dr. Sato further boosted his international profile with the… Read more

Five Rolex Laureates with highly successful projects gave the benefit of their experiences and the challenges involved in changing the future at a public symposium on 14 November presented by the Los Angeles Times, the Rolex Awards and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, The LA Times Summit – The Big Idea: Innovating for Tomorrow… Read more

Four visionary women and six men – from nine countries have won Rolex Awards for Enterprise, presented in Los Angeles on 15 November. The 2016 winners include a polar scientist, a robotic suit designer and an eye specialist who wants to save millions of people from going blind. Other winners have projects as diverse as… Read more