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Zayed Future Energy Prize

ZayedEnergyPrizePrizes for innovation, development, and implementation in the field of renewable and sustainable energy

Principal Office: United Arab Emirates



The Zayed Future Energy Prize is among the world’s largest annual prize funds in renewable energy and sustainability.

The Prize honors the development philosophy of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former head of state and conservation leader of the United Arab Emirates.

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Prizes in renewable and sustainable energy. This is a worldwide prize for excellence in innovation, development, and implementation of solutions for renewable and sustainable energy. The Energy Prize has five categories:

  • Large corporations;
  • Small and medium enterprises (SMEs);
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  • Individuals (for lifetime achievement); and
  • Global high schools (awards to one high school in each of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia).

The prize amounts are US$1.5 million in the category SME; US$1.5 million in the category NGO; US$500 thousand for lifetime achievement; and up to US$100 thousand per high school. The winning corporate nominations do not receive monetary prizes (honorary only).

About the prizes

APPLICATION: The Future Energy Prize makes annual awards, some by nominations and others by applications.

Nominators and applicants can find sample submissions, video tutorials, recommendations for how to prepare winning submissions, and frequently asked questions.

Nominations and submissions are made in English before the specified deadline.

About how to apply

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The website of the Zayed Future Energy Prize is available in Arabic and English.

The environmental interests of Sheik Zayed are summarized in a brief biography.

Previous prize winners and finalists are identified by categories and years.

Contact information is organized by regions.

Last Profile Review

 March 2017