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The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a premiere event and program that celebrates those who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Every year more than 1,200 esteemed innovators and members of the world community gather to celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges and benefit humanity. Presented by Applied Materials, the black-tie gala is a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation.
This fall, The Tech Awards will be a special retrospective celebrating the first 15 years of the program. Please save the date for The 16th annual gala of The Tech Awards on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
"The award and recognition that I received changed my life, and that of many others, to the positive."
— Rolf Papsdorf, Zolair Energy President, 2009 laureate
In the 15 years since The Tech Awards was founded, the laureates have had an impact on millions of lives. Laureates explain how the award allowed them to amplify their impact in this story.