May-Britt Moser at an NPII event in Spain

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Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII) is a global programme designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights. By taking Nobel Laureates on visits to universities and research centres around the world, and by capturing their thoughts on video, the initiative seeks to bring the laureates into closer contact with the worldwide scientific community, and especially with an audience of young scientists.

There have been 27 NPIIs on four continents delivered in partnership with AstraZeneca, a relationship which began in 2010, and one NPII delivered in partnership with 3M.

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In their journey towards the Nobel Prize, each Nobel Laureate has looked at a problem in a new way. They have used creativity to tackle existing problems, or identify new frontiers.

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Paul Nurse speaking at a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event held in partnership with AstraZeneca

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Shinya Yamanaka is a runner, a father and the man who first created stem cells from normal body cells. A pioneer of biomedical research, he describes how he was determined to find success in the face of all else.

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Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi meets students and scientists


Françoise Barré-Sinoussi meets young scientists at NPII Japan

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A panel of laureates discuss how best to approach grand challenges

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