The WE CARE Solar team accepts the Social Impact Assessment prize
WE CARE Solar's “solar suitcase” provides a plug-and-play system to obstetric health facilities in developing regions that powers lighting, mobile communication, and essential medical devices.
ECAI works toward a distributed virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface
Heavily-viewed 2005 lecture features guest speaker Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google
Four projects share $22,500 in prize money
Initiatives provide real-time information to regions with intermittent and unreliable water, gather and analyze geospatial information using an innovative new "smart paper", and protect mothers and newborns using solar power.
Tapan Parikh
Research addresses the challenges of small-scale farmers in rural India, by providing relevant and timely agricultural information over the phone.
Heather Ford
Student Heather Ford will be working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, analyzing technology policy approaches around the world.
Anno Saxenian
The Economist brings together senior executives, leading thinkers, and global innovators to expand or overturn established thinking about what innovation is, where it comes from, and how to make it work.