Photographs by Erin Lubin and Jakob Mosur


The Tech Awards Gala 2015, Thursday, November 12, 2015

San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St. San Jose

Annually over 1200 esteemed innovators in the technology industry gather to celebrate the power of technology to address global challenges and benefit humanity. At the annual black-tie gala, The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials is a signature program of The Tech Museum. 

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The recipient of the 2014 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, Ted Turner, was lauded by Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter. “Ted set out not only to change the world, but to make it better,” he said. “Through the Turner Foundation, he vigorously pursues efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future, safeguarding environmental health and habitats, and advocating for policies to curb population growth.”

Sal Khan, a laureate in 2009, was presented with the inaugural Laureate Impact Award to honor the ongoing success of Khan Academy, a free online education resource. In the five years since he was honored at The Tech Awards, Khan Academy has delivered more than 400 million lessons, and 350,000 teachers around the world use Khan Academy in their classrooms.
Ten laureates were honored, as they are every year, for touching all corners of the globe in their efforts to use technology to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems. Please click the links below to hear the unforgettable stories of human beings who have been lifted up thanks to the innovative work of these laureates.


Intel Environment Award

Inventive Power Watch the video Learn more
Source International Watch the video Learn more


Microsoft Education Award

Gooru Watch the video Learn more
Worldreader Watch the video Learn more


Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award

Nanoly Watch the video Learn more
PAK-Energy Solution Watch the video Learn more


Nokia Health Award

Gradian Health Systems Watch the video Learn more
Operation ASHA Watch the video Learn more


Flextronics Economic Development Award

myAgro Watch the video Learn more
Sanergy Watch the video Learn more