The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award invited applications for nominations from individuals and organisations. The award honours contributions of significant influence toward developing knowledge, inspiring others, and creating ways to promote knowledge. It honours those working in knowledge related fields to innovate and create new ways to spread knowledge around the world, all the while encouraging innovation and originality. The last date for submission is on 25th June 2018.
The Award with a monetary prize of a generous $1 million is presented every year during the Knowledge Summit to honour a person or institution that has made outstanding contributions to the production and dissemination of knowledge. Areas of the Award include knowledge, development, innovation, leadership, creativity, development of educational institutions and scientific research, telecommunication technology, printing, publishing, paper and electronic documentation, etc.