In this video, we look at the awards supporting those with a special spirit of enterprise.
Launched in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster chronometer, the world’s first waterproof watch, The Rolex Awards for Enterprise celebrate innovators who typically work outside the mainstream and often have limited access to traditional funding.
An international Jury of independent experts, which typically includes explorers, conservationists, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators and innovators, chooses the Laureates. This year, the Young Laureates are:
• Neeti Kailas (India)
• Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda)
• Francesco Sauro (Italy)
• Arthur Zang (Cameroon)
• Hosam Zowawi (Saudi Arabia)
Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. These projects have touched all aspects of humanity by expanding knowledge or improving life on the planet.
Find out more about the awards here: http://www.rolexawards.com.