Every year, The Tech for Global Good program celebrates innovators who are using technology to tackle big problems. The stories of these laureates are the bedrock of the program. Each is featured in a prominent exhibit, as well as in educational materials and workshops used at The Tech and in classrooms.
In 2019-20, The Tech for Global Good honors four laureates who, through the use of technology, enable women and others often excluded from full participation in the world around them to more fully engage in life.
Founded in 2011
Mission: Deliver life-saving medicine to women during childbirth in Rwanda and Ghana
What they do: Zipline International built a drone delivery system to reach underserved populations with medical supplies, providing 11 million people quick access to critical medicines.
Founded in 2017
Mission: Diversify the field of artificial intelligence
What they do: AI4ALL is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence education, research, development and policy. AI4All is working to ensure that AI benefits humanity by including girls, women and minority communities.
Founded in 2006
Mission: Increase access to safe water in 20 developing nations
What they do: Solvatten built a portable device that uses solar energy to purify water, making it easier for women and underserved populations to access safe drinking supplies.
Founded in 2014
Mission: Improve the lives of marginalized populations in South Africa
What they do: amandla.mobi transforms each cellphone into a civic engagement tool empowering South African citizens to make a difference in their democracy.