A new fund launched recently by the Prime Minister will provide money for researchers to solve a range of issues which of importance to the public.
The prize was launched as a celebration of the 300th anniversary since the Longitude Prize was won by watch make John Harrison with the invention of the chronometer. The invention changed ocean going navigation forever, by making it possible to work out where you were at sea even when the sun or stars we not visible.
The new prize, which will be run by NESTA, is hoping to follow in these steps by getting the public to vote for some of today’s biggest problems and then providing funding to solve them.
Further information on the prizes will be launched in the coming months www.nesta.org.uk