Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Searching for tech solutions to world problems

The UN Development Program (UNDP) has partnered with The Tech Museum to search for innovative technologies that can help solve some of the worlds most pressing problems.

The Tech Awards were inspired by the State of the Future report put out by the Millennium Project (which is affiliated with the United Nations through the World Federation of United Nations Associations).

Past award recipients include:

  • An Indian doctor who engineers ingenious, low-cost technology to provide prosthetic limbs for amputees
  • A Chilean company that has developed a system using seaweed to keep salmon farms from polluting the oceans
  • A British firm that developed a quick, easy to use test for infectious diseases such as Chlamydia, hepatitis B, and Trachoma
  • An American business that has developed renewable energy production capabilities for rural areas
Learn more and nominate someone you know at