The Tech Awards 2012

The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation.

The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in 6 awards categories.

The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology.

Save this link. We will be livestreaming the awards ceremony here Thursday night, Nov. 15.

This year's categories are: Environment, Education, Young Innovator, Health, Economic Development, and Sustainable Energy.

Since the inception of The Tech Awards program in 2001, 257 laureates have been recognized.

Their pioneering work has included designing earthquake-resistant construction technology to creating a heat-sensitive label for vaccine vials to make sure children receive potent immunizations to building a simple, low-cost, mobile phone-based device that allows remote monitoring and operation of irrigation pumps.

This year's “techmanitarians” – a dozen international innovators who toil with unequaled resolve to eliminate these and other persistent global challenges will be recognized Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center during Silicon Valley's leading awards program.

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