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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 Prize 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 37 NPIIs on four continents delivered in partnership with AstraZeneca, a relationship which began in 2010, and two NPIIs delivered in partnership with 3M.

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