Programme Updates

Dozens of leading figures from the worlds of business, cinema, science, sport and the arts gathered on 15 November at the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, for a celebration to announce the winners of the 2016 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. In keeping with the Hollywood setting, the five new Rolex Laureates – Andrew… Read more

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

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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

In the middle of the 20th century vultures were facing extinction in Europe’s mountainous regions, their natural habitat for two million years. A mixture of fear and ignorance had made these unjustly maligned birds a target for hunters. Frenchman Michel Terrasse, now aged 77, has spent much of his life working to reverse the birds’… Read more

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, a celebrated photographer/explorer, one of the Middle East’s most influential women and an “Asian hero” will join six pioneering scientists from around the world to choose the 10 winners of the 2016 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. As Rolex… Read more