Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize

The Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize rewards a major scientific discovery that could shape tomorrow’s chemistry and help human progress. 


The prize perpetuates the strong support for scientific research given by the founder of the Solvay Group, Ernest Solvay. It is intended to endorse basic research and underline the essential role of chemistry, both as a science and an industry, in helping solve some of the most pressing issues the world is facing.

The €300,000 prize is awarded every two years.

In 2015, the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize was given to Professor Ben Feringa.

The next Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize will be awarded in 2017.