Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy was on 3 September 2017 conferred with the PLuS Alliance Prize 2017 along with Mumbai-born scientist Veena Sahajwalla. Both the winners received USD 50000 as cash prize.
Both the winners were recognised for the development and implementation of innovative solutions to significant global issues.
Murthy was presented the PLuS Alliance Prize for Global Leadership while Sahajwalla was awarded the Prize for Research Innovation for her project 'The new science of green manufacturing.
The awards were presented to Murthy, Sahajwalla and the other winners by Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England and Chair of the PLuS Alliance Advisory Board at the T-H-E World Academic Summit in London.
About PLuS Alliance Prize
• The PLuS Alliance Prize is a prestigious honour that recognises research innovation, education innovation, global leadership and global innovation.
• It is one of the many initiatives of the PLuS Alliance that works to make a positive and lasting contribution to global innovation.
• The PLuS Alliance is an international collaboration between Arizona State University, King's College London and UNSW Sydney.
• Launched in February 2016, the Alliance enables research-led solutions to global challenges while expanding access to world-class learning.
Who: N R Narayana Murthy
When: 3 September 2017