INDEX: AWARD 2015

INDEX: Award 2015 broke all previous records for a fourth straight award cycle by receiving 1,123 entries from 72 countries all over the world. They ranged from apps helping the blind and wearable thermostats to paper microscopes and self-driving cars. Ultimately, 46 finalists were selected.

INDEX: AWARD 2015 WINNERS

INDEX: AWARD 2015 finalists

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Aki: Literacy kit to empower thousands with financial education

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Ambulance Drone: Flying robot paramedics could save your life

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Be My Eyes: App crowdsources vision for the blind

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Better Shelter Housing Unit: improving the lives of the displaced

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Bitcoin: Digital currency could empower the world’s unbanked

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Brck: Portable and rugged internet for rural areas

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Coco: Ergonomic container prevents injuries for millions of coffee pickers

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ColaLife: A piggyback distribution strategy to improve global health

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CrowdVoice: Bringing clarity to the world’s social movements

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Desolenator: Just add sun – new water purification technology to solve global crisis

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Duolingo: App teaches you a new language in 34 hours

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Embracing Life: Cooling Cap Protects Chemo Patients From Hair Loss

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Flexible Space: Optimise your living space with moving walls

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Foldscope: 50c paper microscope to revolutionise health education and diagnostics

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Google Cardboard: DIY virtually reality at home for under $10 US

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Google Self Driving Car Project: Lean back – the car does the driving

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Groasis Waterboxx: Self-watering trees reclaim desert land

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Half The Sky Movement Game: From oppression to opportunity – raising awareness and funding

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Hazmat Suit: Revolutionary body suit protects Ebola workers

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IKO: Kids customise their own prosthetics with LEGOs

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Livelyhoods: Youth in African slums sell green consumer goods

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Lumkani: Low-cost fire detector alerts entire communities

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New Hope Ecotech: New policy connects polluters with waste collectors

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OkHi: A new address system to put people on the map

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Original Unverpackt: Packaging-free supermarket advances zero-waste movement

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Peek Retina: Smartphone Eye Exams Could reduce blindness by 80%

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Phonebloks: Build your own phone and reduce e-waste

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Post-Tsunami Plan: Plant a forest – shield your city

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Project Literacy: Global initiative aims to wipe out illiteracy by 2030

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Quirky: Startup platform buys your idea and develops it for you

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Redesigning Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Process designers reduce breast cancer waiting lists by 90%

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Scio: New product scanner takes food transparency to the next level

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Shower Of The Future: Eco-friendly system uses 90% less water

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Sky Urban Vertical Farming System: hydro-powered greenhouses bring farmland to the city

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Smart Contact Lenses: A tiny chip to change the lives of diabetics

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Sokotext: Text message co-op helps drop healthy food prices

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Solar Classroom In A Box: The future of education – solar learning labs transforming schools in Africa

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Tesla Powerwall: Energy piggy bank makes homeowners self-sufficient

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The Divine Divas: Beauty and brains – pop-up salon educates African teens about reproductive health

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The Ocean Cleanup Array: Floating structures use currents to clean up the world’s oceans

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The Silk Leaf: Man-made leaf to revolutionalise the air we breathe

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Thingiverse Groups: Online group platform democratises the world of 3D printing

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Ventum: Room to breathe – the future of pediatric respiratory treatment

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Wristify: Wearable thermostat regulates your body temperature

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Yellowone Handsafe: Wearable alcohol dispenser prevents hospital deaths

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ZeroFly® Storage Bag: a simple design to improve global food security