Tech Awards: $50K for Using Technology to Address Humanity’s Challenges

March 1, 2010 · Print This Article

Tiffany Yee from Santa Clara University reached out tonight to ask me to share information about the upcoming Tech Awards which is offering five winners $50k each to scale their innovation solving a major human challenge.

The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum, honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to address humanity’s most urgent challenges.

In partnership with Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society, 15 Laureates are selected annually and $50,000 is awarded to one Laureate in each category: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality, and Health.

Individuals as well as nonprofit and commercial organizations are eligible. Anyone may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

Deadline for nominations is March 31.
Deadline for final applications is May 5.

This year’s Laureates will be honored during a week of activities in Silicon Valley leading up to The Tech Awards Tenth Annual Gala on Saturday, November 6, 2010.

You can nominate today at

Past winners can be found at


One Response to “Tech Awards: $50K for Using Technology to Address Humanity’s Challenges”

  1. Elias on March 14th, 2010 6:37 am

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