Imaginative Innovation Solves Global Challenges

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A-Dedo created a mobile app for carpool management in Latin American cities.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. 

One finalist, Worldreader, was recently featured on CNN for helping to improve literacy and break the cycle of poverty in some of the most impoverished parts of the world – by using e-readers.  

Applied Materials is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the annual Tech Awards, a program of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.  Since the inception of the awards program in 2001, more than 250 laureates have been recognized for their pioneering work in a variety of areas including education, health, the environment, and economic development.  The Tech Awards also includes presentation of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award which, this year, will honor Ted Turner for his broad vision and leadership in addressing humanity’s greatest challenges at the Awards event in November 2014.

The tremendous work of Tech Award finalists in tackling global challenges and designing solutions to improve the way people live is truly inspiring!