Global Innovators Solving Critical Problems

Nov152013

They bring passion, commitment and technological innovation to the streets of Mexico, the watersheds of India, and low income neighborhoods of Nigeria. They are providing clean drinking water to people living in poverty, educating underserved youth, and offering information to improve livelihoods of low-income farmers.  They are using the power of technology to benefit humanity.

They are the ten 2013 Tech Laureates who were honored for creatively addressing some of the world’s most critical problems at the annual Tech Awards a gala event benefiting the Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley. Learn more about the incredible work of the Laureates by watching a short video on each project.

At the November 14th Gala, Mike Splinter, Executive Chairman of Applied Materials, also presented the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, to Dean Kamen for his breakthrough inventions in medicine and clean energy.

The Humanitarian Award, named after and inspired by Applied’s former chairman, Jim Morgan, recognizes individuals whose broad vision and leadership are helping to address humanity's greatest challenges.

Applied Materials is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Tech Awards and its Global Humanitarian Award – honors the important role of technology and innovation in addressing critical problems facing people around the world.