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Recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation

In 2016, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello introduced the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Global Innovation, which is hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

 

On the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13 (called Founder’s Day), the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello join together to present the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals to recognize achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard. These medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University of Virginia, which grants no honorary degrees.

In 2016, the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello introduced the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Global Innovation.

The medal, hosted by the UVA Darden School of Business, recognizes an individual for his or her role in guiding a significant global innovation that creates value for humanity. It recognizes leaders who exemplify Jefferson’s principle that the creation and dissemination of knowledge and ideas will improve our world.

Recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Global Innovation

2016

Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore

An American engineer, technologist and entrepreneur whose pioneering work in semiconductor electronics helped establish Silicon Valley and drive the Digital Age. Widely known for “Moore’s Law,” he predicted and guided the exponential growth of computing power, and co-founded the Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chip maker.

 

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2017

N.R. Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy

An Indian entrepreneur and visionary leader who founded and grew Infosys into an information technology powerhouse through the design and implementation of the global delivery model for outsourcing services.
 

 

 

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