Vodafone Americas Foundation recently announced the second annual Wireless Innovation Project, a competition that will award up to $600,000 for late-stage wireless innovations that offer the best potential for achieving a positive social impact.
"We're committed to creating and fostering technology that will make a difference for the world," said Terry Kramer, President Vodafone Americas Foundation. "Last year's competition introduced the world to some impressive new wireless technologies, which are now strongly positioned to make a real difference in people's lives in areas such as disaster relief and mobile health."
Applicants for the Wireless Innovation Project must be US-based nonprofits, educational institutions or social entrepreneurs. A total of $600,000 will be awarded to the top three wireless projects that demonstrate exceptional promise to solve a critical global issue in the following fields: education, health, access to communication, the environment, or economic development. The innovation can also represent a significant advancement in wireless-related technology to help address issues such as connectivity, language barriers, and energy use. Projects must be at a stage of development where an advanced prototype or field test can occur during the award period.
Complete eligibility and application information is available on the Wireless Innovation Project website. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2010. For more information: