Lemelson-MIT Program Seeks Nominees for Prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize and Award for Sustainability

Here is a lucrative opportunity:

The Lemelson-MIT Program is now accepting nominations for the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability, which supports individuals whose inventions enhance economic opportunities and societal well-being in developing and/or developed countries, while protecting and restoring the natural environment. The deadline for nominations is November 2. 2007

The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability is presented to inventors whose products or processes are viable and sustainable, and have high potential to improve the quality of life for future generations. The award serves to increase awareness of local or global sustainability issues and inventors working in these critical areas, and also supports continued inventive work of these individuals.

More information about the award, as well as nomination applications, is currently available at web.mit.edu/invent/. The deadline for nominations is November 2, 2007. The winner will be announced in spring 2008.

Professor Lee Lynd of Mascoma Corp., who took part in a recent interview of mine, is actually the first-ever winner of this award for successfully converting cellulosic biomass into ethanol.



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