Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018 for Entrepreneurs ($USD 4 Million Prize)

Application Deadline: July 10th 2017

The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of the Late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment.


  • The Zayed Future Energy Prize is open to all entrants other than:
  • (a) board members and employees of Masdar; and
  • (b) anyone who has been involved in organising, promoting or judging the Prize.
  • Masdar, the selection committee and the judges reserve the right and have full discretion to reject or not select any nomination or submission for any reason that may, in the sole opinion of the select committee, the judges or Masdar, damage the reputation of the Prize, the UAE, Abu Dhabi or Masdar or bring the Prize, the UAE, Abu Dhabi or Masdar into disrepute. The decision of the selection committee, the judges or Masdar shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.


The Zayed Future Energy Prize is awarded to organisations, individuals and high schools who have demonstrated our four key criteria: Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Long Term Vision. Each criteria will vary according to its relevance to its category.

The Categories:


The fund allocation per category is as follows:

  • Large Corporation: No monetary value (Recognition Award)
  • SME: US$ 1,500,000
  • Non-Profit Organisation (NPO/NGO): US$ 1,500,000
  • Lifetime Achievement for an Individual: US $500,000
  • Global High Schools (International): US $500,000 (Divided amongst 5 Global High Schools in 5 different regions, awarding each up to US$ 100,000)
    • The Americas
    • Europe
    • Africa
    • Oceania
    • Asia

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2018



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