In this image Shannon Lu (center) accepting the $10,000 Grand Prize check.
Second place winner - Gyan Labs
The finalists of the 2012 Dell Education Challenge @ Dell World minutes before President Clinton's Keynote Speech.
The Winners of the 2012 Dell Education Challenge Promising Projects Awards Are:
School Yourself (http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/school-yourself)
Microfunded Education (http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/microfunded-education)
School Startup Incubator (http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/school-startup-incubator)
The Education Matters Project (http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/education-matters-project)
Essmart gives rural retail shop owners in India access to products that improve their customers' lives. By sourcing high-quality technologies and distributing them in existing retail shops, Essmart benefits local end users, shop owners, and suppliers.
"Winning the Dell Social Innovation Challenge Grand Prize will help us scale Essmart Global to improve people's lives by giving them access to social impact technologies. We're deeply passionate about our project, and we're so thankful for the opportunity."
- Jackie Stenson of Essmart Global
2012 Winners and Finalists
Humanure Power Project, $30,000 Second Prize
The Humanure Power Project increases access to sanitation and electricity, improving the lives of villagers.
Nanoly, $10,000 Third Prize; $1,000 Audience Choice Award
Duke University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of California, Berkeley
Nanoly’s technology enables vaccines to be delivered to anywhere in the world without refrigeration.
33 Buckets, 2012 Finalist
Arizona State University
Using the latest technology, 33 Buckets will provide a girls' school in Bangladesh with arsenic-free water.
e-Education in 5 Continents, 2012 Finalist
Waseda University, University of Dhaka, University of Jordan, and National University of Rwanda
e-Education aims to increase national test scores by 30% by creating videos of successful teachers and distributing them to rural areas.
SPECIALTY AWARD WINNERS
$15,000 Best Innovation in Environmental Sustainability presented by Tomberg Family Philanthropies
University of Dhaka
$10,000 Best Innovation Leveraging Technology Award presented by Dell, Inc.
AfyaZima Blood Pressure mCuff
University of Oxford
HOPE Video Award presented by HOPE Campaign
Outstanding Leadership in Social Innovation Education
$5,000 PHASE AWARD WINNERS
These four Semi-Finalists have each won a special $5,000 award for excellence in their project phase category as determined by our panel of judges.
$5,000 Define Phase Award
Off Road Science
The University of Texas at Austin
$5,000 Design Phase Award
$5,000 Pilot Phase Award
$5,000 Scale Phase Award
Voting has ended for the 2012 People’s Choice Award, and we are happy to announce this year’s winners! The DSIC community voted for these seventeen projects as the best in six world regions and eleven issue areas. Each of the teams will receive a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Congratulations to our People’s Choice Award Winners!
|Education||Afrikawaly: Educ'action||Asia||The Humanure Power Project|
|Health||Duckweed: A Green Solution||North America||Forward Tutoring|
|Environment||Managing Plastic Waste Wisely||Africa||Abide Family Center|
|Economic Development||Horizonte||Central & South America||Give Tanks|
|Poverty||Woven Wind||Oceania||Ho'oulu Pacific
|Energy||Light Up Africa|
|Water||TOHL (Fluid Transport System)|
|Food & Nutrition||Fighting Hunger with Food App|