Lemelson-MIT Seeks Nominations for $100k Global Innovation Award

I'm recruiting nominations for the 2012 Global Innovation Award. Please note: the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability has been renamed the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation as of the 2012 award season.

Innovation for the Developing World

The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation recognizes individuals whose technological innovations improve the lives of impoverished people in the developing world.  The award also establishes (or creates) inventor role models who can inspire youth to solve challenges in the developing world through invention.

Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation Objectives

To foster technological innovation for the developing world, the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation celebrates outstanding technology-focused inventors who:

  • work in any of the following areas of basic human needs of health, shelter, energy, agriculture, quality of air, water, soil, shelter, education, or ecosystem management
  • have already disseminated technology/ies that are further scalable or replicable
  • draw attention to, and increase youth interest in, the challenges facing developing countries and the role of invention in addressing those challenges

For more information please visit: http://web.mit.edu/invent/a-award.html

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Tags: development, entrepreneurship, humanitarian, innovation, invention, technology

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Comment by Emmanuel Toklo on October 3, 2011 at 5:50pm

Enough information for NOGs to take advantage of. Even though the competition is keen, it is worth writing and submitting.                                                                                                                                                                                 

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