Martin Fisher's irrigation pumps that are transforming the lives of thousands of African farmers...Joel Selanikio's open source mobile technology software reinventing health care in developing countries... Now is the time to recognize inventors leading us toward a sustainable future.
The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability celebrates individuals whose inventions and innovations enhance economic opportunity and community well-being in developing and/or developed countries, while protecting and restoring the natural environment. The award seeks to further foster inventive work focused on sustainable challenges, and promotes inventive role models who can inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Photo: Getty Images/John Lund
Nomination Deadline Tuesday, Friday, November 2, 2012