25 Global Innovators Honored as Tech Museum Awards Finalists
Bunker Roy, The Barefoot College, Rajasthan, India
CAST, MA, USA
Center for Spoken Language Research, University of Colorado, CO, USA
Global SchoolNet Foundation, CA, USA
Katha, New Delhi, India Knight Ridder Equality Award: Using technology to combat issues related to disabilities, darkness and equal access to information.
Light Up the World Foundation, Alberta, Canada
Neil Scott, Archimedes at Stanford, CA, USA
Solar Electric Light Fund, Washington DC, USA
Transclick, Inc., NY, USA
Vcom3D, Inc., FL, USA Intel Environment Award: Developing technologies that conserve and protect our planet's ecosystems and safeguard against the refuse of industry.
Environment Canada, Saskatchewan, Canada
International SeaKeepers Society, Fl, USA
Bill Lovin & Susan Lovelace, EstuaryLive, NC, USA
Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Kalyana Sundram & Yew Ai Tan, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Dr. Craig M.V. Taylor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA JPMorgan Chase Health Award: Enhancing the reach and safety of health care to marginalized communities, particularly addressing AIDS, blindness, cancer, and disease.
Dr. Stephen Fodor, Affymetrix, CA, USA
Dr. Debbie Glencross, National Health Labs, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Oviemo Ovadje, EATSET, Lagos, Nigeria
Dr. Andreas Pluckthun, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Perry Rosenthal, Boston Foundation for Sight, MA, USA Accenture Economic Development Award: Providing innovative technology solutions to promote individual and aggregate economic development.
ApproTEC, CA, USA
David Checkley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA, USA
Government of Karnataka (Bhoomi Project), India
Peter Spradbrow, University of Queensland, Australia
THASA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
About The Tech Museum Awards
The concept for The Tech Museum Awards and its five categories was inspired in part by The State of the Future at the Millennium report of The Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University, which recommends that award recognition is an effective way to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and technological applications to improve the human condition. The Awards were inaugurated in 2001. Judging for The Tech Museum Awards is independently conducted by Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society, a global network of academic and industry experts dedicated to understanding and influencing how science and technology impact society. They assemble five panels of judges from around the world, recruited from research institutions, industry and the public sector, who judged the nominations on five set criteria. The Tech Museum of Innovation Awards Partners
The Tech Awards represent a collaborative effort among educational institutions and business. Among Silicon Valley's leaders supporting The Tech Awards are presenting sponsor, Applied Materials, Inc. and Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society. Category sponsors are the NASDAQ Stock Market, Knight Ridder, Intel, JPMorgan Chase and Accenture. About The Tech Museum of Innovation
Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the innovator in everyone. For more information, visit www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH.