The Samson – Prime Minister Award for innovation in alternative energy and smart mobility for transportation
As part of Eric and Sheila Samson’s enormous vision for global transportation free of oil, they founded the world’s largest prize: The Sheila and Eric Samson Annual Award, totaling one million US dollars.
Between 2013 and 2021, scientists who made critical advancements toward this goal were awarded for their achievements during the past Smart Mobility Summits. One of the Samson Award winners in 2015, Prof. John Goodenough, became the Nobel Prize laureate in 2019.
Between 2015 and 2021, the Ministry of Science & Technology led a rigorous selection process for the laureates based on recommendations submitted by university presidents and industry-leading CEOs in Israel and abroad. The laureates were selected by a committee of international experts who submitted their recommendations to a board of trustees
Given the growing worldwide success and interest in smart mobility issues, the International Smart Mobility Summit will, from now on, be carried out under the auspices of Sheila and Eric Samson. At the same time, the Ministry of Transportation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, will provide grants for research in the field of smart mobility as part of the existing mechanism in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology and funded from the budget of the Smart Mobility Initiative.
The Samson – Prime Minister lories:
Prof. James Liao
Prof. Avner Rothschild
Prof. Gideon Grader
Dr. Yair Carmon
Dr. Yaniv Romano
Dr. Ido Hadar
Dr. Mor Nitzan
Prof. Omri Weinstein
The Prize for Groundbreaking Research in The
Areas of Smart Mobility
The Prize for
(The Prize for Groundbreaking Research in The Areas of Fuel Alternatives and Smart Mobility)
(THE RESEARCHER RECRUITMENT PRIZE)