Intel Environment Award
Intel Corporation, the world's largest chip maker, is proud to support The Tech Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who create and use technology to develop lasting and beneficial solutions to solve global challenges. The Intel Environment Award highlights innovators and their achievements which mirror our commitment to environmental stewardship and which embrace The Tech Awards credo — Technology benefiting humanity. This year's Laureates come from around the globe and demonstrate the kind of innovation and creative thinking we seek for in our approach to improving the environmental performance of Intel products and operations.
At Intel, we forever strive to make products that are more energy efficient, environmentally safe, and climate sensitive. Intel is serious about reducing our environmental footprint and bringing social and environmental benefit to our communities. To learn more about how we strive to be a responsible and involved corporate citizen, visit intel.com/go/responsibility.
Flextronics Economic Development Award
At Flextronics, impossible is where breakthrough begins. We have over 200,000 of the world’s brightest minds in 30 countries, spanning four continents, working to solve our customers’ most challenging problems. By providing end-to-end design, manufacturing, logistics and services solutions, we are able to make our customers more competitive in the marketplace. We can do that because we provide cost effective solutions that are specifically designed to increase speed to market. We enable success by leveraging several key proprietary systems that ensure quality and maximize decades of supply chain management expertise through innovation and continuous improvement. Most importantly, we do all of these things in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible.
Flextronics is proud to be the presenting sponsor for The Tech Award’s Economic Development Award, and honor those represented here tonight for their courage and commitment to making a difference. flextronics.com
Microsoft Education Award
Microsoft is pleased to sponsor the Award for Education. We believe that people can do amazing things if they have the necessary tools and resources. Microsoft is committed to helping individuals, communities, and nations gain access to the technology and skills they need to realize their full potential in all aspects of life. The company is working to help make software more accessible and easier to use, to promote digital literacy, and to create global economic opportunity through technology.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
We are proud to partner with The Tech Museum to honor these Laureates and their innovative work to overcoming barriers to education. microsoft.com/
Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award
The presentation of the Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award reflects the Swanson Foundation's dedication to its founder's basic principals to change the world for the better and to recognize the contributions of young people. Robert A. Swanson, co-founder of Genentech, believed in the power of individuals to make a difference. He was inspired by the genius of new ideas, challenged by the difficulty of making the impossible work, rallied by the energy of teamwork, exhilarated by success and humbled when it changed the life of one human being. Katherine M. Swanson was Bob's beloved daughter. She was a young woman whose heart, mind and spirit reflected the compassion, determination and creativity that compel today's laureates to change the world for the better. The Tech Awards laureates reflect Bob and Katie's commitment to preserving, protecting and enhancing the ability of all people to lead free, independent, productive and happy lives. They make us proud.
Nokia Health Award
Nokia is the world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media, messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks. Visit us at nokia.com.
Accenture Sustainable Energy Award (2012 Only)
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. accenture.com
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