Source International named a 2014 laureate of The Tech Awards

(SAN JOSE, Calif. and Calci, Italy) Sept. 16, 2014 – Source International was today named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2014, one of 10 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected Source International as one of two laureates in the Intel environment award.

The Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity is one of the premier annual humanitarian awards programs in the world, recognizing technical solutions that benefit humanity and address the most critical issues facing our planet and its people. The awards program honors 10 innovators annually alongside the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award. Laureates are selected by a prestigious panel of judges made up of University faculty as well as leaders from educational and research institutions, industry and the public sector.

“The global challenges of the day have become increasingly strident, more deeply rooted,” said David Whitman, Vice President of The Tech Awards. “Still, there is hope. These incredibly impressive laureates have all proven to be equal to, or better than, the challenge to make the world a better place. By celebrating their accomplishments today, we are encouraging future innovators to work toward solutions to make the world healthier, safer and more sustainable.”

Established in 2000, The Tech Awards recognizes 10 laureates in five categories: environment, education, young innovator, health and economic development. These laureates have developed new technological solutions or innovative ways to use existing technologies to significantly improve the lives of people around the world. Each laureate will receive a cash prize of either $25,000 or $75,000 during the annual Awards Gala in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

This year, the laureates represent the truly global vision of the program, spanning countries such as Pakistan, Mali, Kenya, United States, Mexico and Italy. Their work impacts people in many more countries worldwide.

The Tech Awards collaborates with humanitarian, educational, and business partners through global outreach efforts, giving people around the world the opportunity to benefit from the successful technologies recognized through The Tech Awards. The selected laureates’ projects address multiple humanitarian efforts including reducing water scarcity, creating free educational tools, and curing jaundice in newborns.

Key sponsors supporting The Tech Awards include Applied Materials, Inc., Flextronics, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Nokia, Swanson Foundation, Qatalyst, Seagate, Qualcomm, Ernst & Young, GoDaddy, Google, KPMG, The Sathaye Family Foundation, Charmaine and Dan Warmenhoven, Wells Fargo, Xilinx,NASDAQ OMX, Accenture, Micron Technology, RBC Capital Markets, Almaden Press, Dazian, FluidReview, Hayward Quartz Technology, Hilton San Jose, Marriott San Jose, NBC11, City of San Jose, San Jose One Connection, Stanford Social Innovation Review, SunEdison

For more information about The Tech Awards, visit The Tech Awards

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on science and technology institution designed to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in experiences that educate, inform, provoke thought, and inspire action. Ensconced in the heart of Silicon Valley, the museum captures the spirit of the region through innovative content and programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and the internationally renowned The Tech Awards, which recognizes technology to benefit humanity. Daily, The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of pioneering ideas for a more promising future. For more information about The Tech Museum, visit The Tech Museum

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CONTACTS:

Michelle Tran, Public Relations Specialist
The Tech Museum of Innovation
(408) 795-6321
mtran@thetech.org

Flaviano Bianchini, Founder and Director
Source International
(+39) 3284861863
flaviano@source-international.org