Bayes Centre News: Finalists revealed for the second annual Earthshot prize awards
On 4th of November, Prince William and The Earthshot Prize revealed the 2022 Earthshot Prize Finalists – an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading fifteen ground-breaking solutions to the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.
The Earthshot Prize, in its second year, has established a global network to innovative and forward thinking bodies, who nominate companies for its prizes. The Bayes Centre is delighted to be one of the Official Nominators and to have nominated a number of companies for the 2022 prizes, including some who have come through the Bayes Centre programmes and gone on to success.
The fifteen Finalists will be in the running to receive a £1 million award at the second-annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony. The Prize takes inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot,’ which united millions of people around an organising goal to put man on the moon and catalysed the development of new technology in the 1960s.
Prince William said:
The innovators, leaders, and visionaries that make up our 2022 Earthshot Finalists prove there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of our planet. They are directing their time, energy, and talent towards bold solutions with the power to not only solve our planet’s greatest environmental challenges, but to create healthier, more prosperous, and more sustainable communities for generations to come.
I am so excited to celebrate these fifteen Finalists and see the five Winners of The Earthshot Prize announced in Boston – the hometown of President John F. Kennedy, who shared The Earthshot Prize’s belief that seemingly impossible goals are within reach if we only harness the limitless power of innovation, human ingenuity, and urgent optimism.
The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ - simple, ambitious, and aspirational goals defining the world we wish to build for future generations.
The fifteen Finalists were assessed by the Expert Advisory Panel of scientific, academic, and subject-matter leaders. Each of the Finalist’s solutions excelled in the rigorous screening process and were assessed on their potential to create game-changing impact around the world, and their ability to help us reach our Earthshot challenges while positively impacting people, communities, and the natural world.
For more information about The Earthshot Prize 2022 Finalists, please visit the Earth Shot Prize website.
The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December 2 at the MGM Music Hall in Boston. It will air around the world on BBC in the UK, PBS in the United States and Multichoice across Africa. The show will also be available globally on YouTube. It will premiere on Sunday, December 4.