The Tech Museum of Innovation is proud to announce the laureates of The Tech Awards 2014, presented by Applied Materials. The Tech Awards is an international awards program that each year honors 10 innovators from around the world who are applying technology to confront humanity’s most urgent challenges. This year's gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13.

The Tech Awards honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in the categories of environment, education, health and economic development. There is also a category for young innovators. The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology.