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RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY

The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The world’s leading minds will outline the most visionary XXI century innovations in the energy field

The Polytechnic University of Milan will host The Global Energy Prize Summit`2015. 

On December 2, world-renowned scientists and leading experts from 6 countries will meet in one of the most prestigious technological universities in the world: the Polytechnic University of Milan. Global Energy Prize Summit` 2015 will be held in the format of an interactive moderated debate and will determine the most visionary innovations of the 21st century in the world and in the energy field. The most daring developmental forecasts of the industry will be made by the laureates of The Global Energy Prize and The Nobel Prize.

What kind of technological revolutions in the energy sector can be expected by the end of the 21st century? Will the sun, wind and water become our main sources of energy? What innovations will change the industry beyond recognition: wireless power, a new generation of batteries or synthetic oil? The participants of the summit will answer these and many other questions. Recently, Google's technical director, Ray Kurzweil, has made a forecast on the future of IT and medicine, we`ll reveal the future of energy.

The event will be attended by The Global Energy Prize laureates of various years, including: the inventor of the insulated-gate bipolar transistor Jayant Baliga (US), Thorsteinn Sigfusson (Iceland), an expert in the field of geothermal and hydrogen energy, Alexey Kontorovich, a pioneer in Russian exploration and an academic at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lars Larsson (Sweden), the author of a unique project for cleaning radioactive waste from the Arctic. A few scientists have received more than one significant international award, including Rodney Allam from the UK and Shuji Nakamura of the United States, who were awarded the Nobel Prize. Also, the participants will be joined by one of the world's leading Asian experts on Renewable Energy, The GEP International Award Committee member William Il Byun. The presence of the famous Italian scientist, Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia, is expected as well.

The Polytechnic University of Milan, which will bring together participants of the summit, is one of the 20 best technological universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings, and is considered the best in Italy for the engineers training. For example, the 1963 Nobel Laureate in chemistry Giulio Natta  is among the famous university alumni.

The audience will be addressed as well by the ambassador of Russia in The Republic of Italy Sergey Razov.

The tradition of The Global Energy Prize annual summits was established in Moscow back in 2012. In 2013, the event was held in Brussels at the European Parliament and in 2014 in Singapore.
Members of Russian and international media are invited to cover the events. After the end of the summit, the participants will be happy to answer questions from the press. Accreditation is available at the following contacts.

Julia Zalesskaya,
Non-profit partnership "Global Energy"
+7 (495) 739 54 35, +7 (925) 02 28 175, e-mail: zalesskaya@ge-prize.org

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