Singapore Prize 2022 and Vogue Singapore x BMW Innovation Prize 2023

A healthy civil society depends on people who will put the common good above their own interests at pivotal times. This is why the Harvard Prize Book acknowledges and celebrates individuals and organisations who make the selfless choice to serve others. Among its alumni are 48 Nobel laureates and 32 heads of state.

Despite the challenges facing the global economy and climate change, the world still has hope and a bright future, according to Harvard University’s president. The university’s newest prize recognises people and projects that are working to save the planet from a catastrophic ecological disaster.

The 2022 Singapore International Violin Competition winner was Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko, who won a cash prize of USD $50,000. Danish violinist Anna Agafia Egholm took second place, while Hong Kong/Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan finished third.

Founded in 1636, Harvard University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. It has a formidable reputation worldwide and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Its prestigious scholarship and fellowship programmes are widely recognised, with many recipients becoming leaders in their fields.

Five innovative projects will be awarded prizes worth up to PS1 million each at a ceremony in Singapore this November. The prize, which was launched by Prince William in 2020, will honour projects that help solve critical environmental problems such as eradicating waste, fixing the climate, reviving oceans and restoring nature.

This year, the prize will be celebrated with a new “Earthshot Week” of events and local activations. “It will bring together global leaders, businesses and investors to explore opportunities to accelerate their solutions and bring about tangible action to repair our planet,” said the prize’s chief executive Hannah Jones in a press release.

The winners of the Vogue Singapore x BMW Innovation Prize 2023 will receive a monetary prize of $15,000, media coverage on Vogue Singapore and first-hand feedback from renowned industry experts to refine their business ideas. The finalists will also participate in a four-week programme curated by Vogue Singapore, with mentors who will provide them with invaluable insights into their upcoming business goals and challenges.

There are two main types of innovation: evolutionary and revolutionary. Evolutionary ideas expand on existing concepts and are relatively “safe”, while revolutionary ideas challenge established paradigms and create uncertainty. Both types of innovation are essential to the success of our future.

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