Zayed Future Energy Prize of US$3 million for Entrepreneurs 2019

Each year, the Government of Abu Dhabi offers the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the complete Prize fund of US $3 million for Entrepreneurs as a means of celebrating achievements that reflect the impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in the renewable energy and sustainability.

Application Deadline: 30th May 2019

Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All countries in The Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia

To be taken at (country): United Arab Emirates

Categories of the Prize: The Zayed Future Energy Prize will award 5 categories:

  • Health
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Global High Schools (1 award for each of these regions below)
    – The Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia

About Zayed Future Energy Prize Award:

The Prize fund emanates from the Abu Dhabi Government as a way of honor and to continue the legacy of the late founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Masdar, Abu Dhabi is the renewable energy company that manages the Zayed Future Energy Prize. A committed team works on the Prize all through the year.
This annual award praises achievements reflecting the impact, innovation, leadership in renewable energy and sustainability as well as long-term vision. You are invited to become part of this vision and the commitment to find solutions that will solve the challenges of climate change, the environment, and energy security.
Offered Since: 2008

Eligibility: The Zayed Future Energy Prize is currently open to all applicants other than:

(a) board members and the employees of Masdar; and

(b) any person who has been a participant in the organizing, promoting or judging the Prize.

Selection Criteria: The Prize criteria for all the categories are: Innovation, Leadership, Impact, and Long-Term Vision.

Number of Awardees: Several

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Value of Awards: The total Prize fund will be the US $3 million, that is distributed as such:

Health  – US$ 600,000 (Six hundred thousand dollars)
Food      – US$ 600,000 (Six hundred thousand dollars)
Energy  – US$ 600,000 (Six hundred thousand dollars)
Water   – US$ 600,000 (Six hundred thousand dollars)
Global High Schools   – US$ 600,000 – Total value (Six hundred thousand dollars)

  • Divided amongst 6 Global High Schools into 6 various regions, each award up to US$100,000 (One hundred thousand dollars)
  • The Americas
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • South Asia
  • MENA

How to Apply:

  • Health
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Global High Schools

Visit Award Webpage for details

Award Provider: The Abu Dhabi Government

Important Notice: The submission must be sufficiently detailed and clear to ensure the judges properly analyze and form a view on all elements of the submission and the nominee.

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