Vodafone Americas Foundation


: Computers & Technology


The Foundation is part of the Company’s global network of 23 foundations. It’s affiliated with Vodafone, the world’s leading mobile telecommunications company that operates in 26 countries over five continents. The Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project is a competition that promotes innovation and increased implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Proposals must demonstrate significant advancement in the field of wireless-related technology applied to social benefit use. The competition is open to projects from universities and nonprofits based in the United States. Applicants must demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach that uses an innovation in wireless related technology to address a critical global issue in one or more areas. The areas are: access to communication, education, economic development, environment, health, connectivity, energy, language or literacy hurdles, and ease of use. Ten finalists will present their proposals before a panel of judges. The first-place winner will receive $300,000; the second-place winner will be awarded $200,000; and the third place winner will be granted $100,000. Applicants should first complete the Eligibility Questionnaire found on the Web site.

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