Forty years ago, that is, in September 1976, Rolex announced the establishment of the Rolex Award for Talent, thereby creating history. The Rolex Talent Award is the world’s first major corporate rewards program, dedicated to supporting those who have the responsibility and passion to improve the life of the planet. Rolex announced that it will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Rolex Talent Award and pay tribute to the winners. These winners changed the world with innovative thinking and extraordinary energy. Rolex also held a public awards ceremony in Los Angeles on November 15, 2016, bringing the celebration to a climax.
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the world’s first waterproof watch, the Oyster, the Rolex Award for Talent was born to honor the spirit of creation. Founding Spirit Inspiring Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf makes this classic watch.
The 40th anniversary of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise shows that anyone has the ability to change the world.
Since then, the winners of the Rolex Award for Talents, aged 24 to 74, have been actively pursuing various projects, including implementing technological innovation programs, protecting endangered species and ecological environments, exploring new areas, and reviving ancient and long-standing customs. Protect forgotten peoples and provide developing countries with safe and economic water, energy, shelter, food, medicine and health care for millions of people in more than 60 countries around the world.
Rolex Awards for Enterprise Exploring Science and Healthcare
Among the plans that benefit the people are: an Australian biomedical engineer has revolutionized vaccine administration and saved the lives of millions of people in developing countries with painless patches; a young Filipino entrepreneur uses waste to make Inexhaustible products help poor women live a pretty good life; a Bolivian social psychologist helps the Andean community to recover stolen artifacts; a Swiss ornithologist goes to Brazil to study birds and grows several Millions of trees. As for 2016 (this year), the winners of the Rolex Talent Awards and the Rolex Talent Awards Youth Awards (aged 18 to 30 years old) will be held at the 40th anniversary of the special celebration in November in California, USA. Announced.
Rolex Awards for Enterprise explores the environment. From the Arctic to the tropics, endangered species and their habitats are protected from the threat of nature and human activities.
The Rolex Talent Awards are designed to support the founding spirit, they are the embodiment of the founding spirit of the Rolex Foundation. The Rolex Talent Award is not to reward past achievements, but to encourage brand new projects, advocate people to innovate, break boundaries, and change the world by breaking conventional innovation ideas. Importantly, the Rolex Awards for Talent highlight the Rolex’s brand philosophy that values quality, originality and personal achievement. Rebecca Irvin, Rolex Charity Program Leader
Forty years of support
For forty years, the Rolex Talent Award has been dedicated to supporting people of insight and plans in the following five areas: science and medicine, applied technology, exploration and discovery, environmental protection and cultural heritage. Forty years, an independent jury composed of experts has selected 140 winners, and the jury members rotate each term. Since 1976, 33,000 men and women from 190 countries have applied for the program, with applicants of all ages and from all walks of life. In recent years, applicants have shown strong interest in environmental protection, public health and technology-based programs, and the number of female applicants has also increased significantly.
Rolex Awards for Enterprise Exploring Cultural Preservation_Countless precious cultural heritages such as ancient cities, precious fabrics and musical traditions can be preserved and passed on to future generations.
Since 1976, Rolex’s support for visionaries around the world has catalyzed and changed people’s lives and the development of society in many ways. It also inspired new thinking on common issues. Forty years later, the efforts of the Rolex Grand Prize winners have made the world a better place. Rebecca Irvin, Rolex Charity Program Leader
The jury will evaluate the feasibility, originality, continued influence of the plan, and most importantly, the entrepreneurial spirit of the applicant. The winner’s program will not only gain international recognition, but each will also receive a Rolex watch. Each of the Rolex Talent Awards will receive a prize of 100,000 Swiss francs, and each of the Rolex Talent Awards will receive a prize of 50,000 Swiss francs for the implementation of their plan.
Rolex Awards for Enterprise application technology. With the development of current cutting-edge technology, these projects use innovative ideas to solve urgent problems facing human society.
Since its inception, charity and corporate social responsibility have been integral parts of Rolex’s corporate culture. Supporting the well-being of society and encouraging individual achievement is precisely the role of Rolex. The Rolex Talent Award and its sister project, the Rolex Creative Funding Program, are two of Rolex’s major international charity programs and are under the responsibility of the Rolex Achievement Hall. The Rolex Creative Funding Program sponsors masters of art in architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual arts with up-and-coming talents, and conducts a year-long collaboration to ensure that outstanding artistic achievements can be passed on from generation to generation. These two programs are designed to promote innovation and the work of great people who are as forward-looking, creative, and outstanding as the Rolex brand.