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Watch the 2020 Prize Ceremony again!

The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize Winner Announcement and Award Ceremony was organized as a semi-virtual event in Finland and live-streamed on 18 May 2021.

Professors Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman were awarded for their innovation of Next Generation DNA Sequencing that allows fast and cost-effective genome sequencing and is helping fight many diseases, for example Covid-19 and cancer.

The Prize was presented to the winners, professors Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman, by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Patron of the Prize.

The 2020 Millennium Technology Prize winners David Klenerman and Shankar Balasubramanian in the prize ceremony in Finland with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö (in the middle) participating online.

Partners of the Millennium Technology Prize