Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2021

The Rolex Awards identify and invest in exceptional people around the world who are carrying out pioneering projects. Rolex Laureates are of all nationalities and backgrounds. They are united by a talent for independent thinking and the capacity to embrace projects that require creativity and determination.

Projects are grouped broadly in the areas of applied technology, cultural heritage, the environment, exploration, and science and health. The five Laureates selected will receive a cash grant, a Rolex chronometer and worldwide publicity. The deadline to apply is 31 May 2020.


Since 1976, we have encouraged the work of some of the world’s most inspiring individuals, through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. The 150 Laureates have achieved outstanding feats of discovery, commitment and renewal in the fields of science, exploration, health, the environment and cultural heritage. Their spirit of enterprise makes our world a better place.

The Rolex Awards support and celebrate men and women who share the passion, vision and commitment to make the world a better place, and who embody the belief that anyone can change everything.

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