Due to the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the ‘Lombardia è Ricerca’ International Award is suspended.
The Prize will be awarded in 2021, according to the indications approved by the Regional Council.
THE PRIZE 1.000.000€
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE
THE STRATEGIC AREA
Outstanding discoveries with high scientific value and social and economic impacts within the framework of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
THE IMPACT OF THE DISCOVERY
Innovations that produce significant impacts in terms of improvements to people’s lives, while matching different growth needs and fostering a transition towards new development models.
RELEVANT THEMATIC AREAS Transition towards renewable energy sources Sustainable mobility Clean energy and renewable resources Energy efficiency Clean technologies applied to fossil fuel use Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Eco-compatible management of materials across their entire life cycle Reduction of CO2 emissions Innovative solar power systems Discovery and development of new clean energy production, storage and distribution materials FOLLOW THE AWARDING PROCESS ARE YOU A JUROR OR AN APPLICANT THE APPLICATIONS
The award is open to all scientists in the Top Italian Scientists list having an H-index (i.e. an indicator measuring the output and the impact of the scientific and research work based on the number of citations) equal to or higher than 30 in the areas specified in the rules. Self-applications are not allowed: scientists can indicate the name of one or more researchers that they consider deserving of the Award.
For more information on the application procedure:
15 members with the highest h-index in the official Top Italian Scientists list for each of the Life sciences areas
Natural & Environamental Sciences
Material & Nano Sciences
Physics THE 2020 AWARDING PROCESS TO BE BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN Blockchain will certify the transparency and validity of the awarding process The awarding criteria shall be based on the participation of voters, jurors and Regione Lombardia
Every decision shall be turned into a digital document saved onto a public blockchain in the form of a digital footprint
Anyone may verify the decisions made: indeed, blockchain ensures change-proof and traceable data in full compliance with privacy regulations
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