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Imaginative Innovation Solves Global Challenges

When imagination and technology are focused on addressing everyday problems around the globe, amazing solutions are created.  This year’s 25 Tech Award finalists have applied technology to benefit humanity with projects that include deploying drones to prevent animal poaching in developing countries, designing a machine to deliver anesthesia in medical clinics without access to compressed oxygen or continuous grid power, and creating a mobile app to promote carpooling in busy Latin American cities. 
Applied Materials Recognized for Leading Green Power Use by EPA

Applied Materials Recognized for Leading Green Power Use by EPA

Applied Materials is pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to green energy. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership report released this week, Applied ranked No. 82 on National Top 100 list of the largest green power users, No. 13 on the list of Top 30 Tech & Telecom companies and No. 26 on the FORTUNE 500 list.
Clinton Global Initiative: Solving Global Problems through Innovation

Clinton Global Initiative: Solving Global Problems through Innovation

In India, approximately 30% of the country's population - or 300 million people - do not have access to a dependable source of electricity. While solar power can be an excellent solution, barriers still exist for people living in impoverished communities. Most significant are the lack of end-user financing and the absence of reliable service and maintenance of the solar equipment.
Innovating While Retrofitting

Innovating While Retrofitting

Team UOW – from the University of Wollongong in Australia – took first place at the Solar Decathlon China!  Not only did their entry score the highest points in the competition but it received recognition as the oldest house in the event.  The Team avoided the environmental impacts of new construction by retrofitting a typical existing Australian home built in the period of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Singapore’s Young Innovators Address Real World Problems

Singapore’s Young Innovators Address Real World Problems

The Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition (CTC), a research and design challenge program for 15-18 year old students, attracted overwhelming interest in Singapore with participation from 330 students, forming 91 teams across 23 schools.Launched for the first time in Singapore, this annual competition aims to address a significant global issue, and this year’s theme focused on “Clean Water for All.”Following months of vigorous prototyping, innovative research and design, Hwa Chong Institution emerged as the winner of the Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition  in Singapore. Their team’s innovative project on utilising calcium carbonate found in clam shells to remove toxic metal ions from waste water showcased their talent to solve critical global water problems through affordable eco-friendly solutions.