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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

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

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