Competition offers $650,000 in cash and prizes for wireless and mHealth solutions

Dec. 9, 2011

Redwood City, CA (December 6, 2011) – The Vodafone Americas Foundation and mHealth Alliance announced the last call for submissions for the annual Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project and the mHealth Alliance Award, a competition designed to spark innovation and help solve pressing global issues. Proposals will be accepted through December 31.  

“So far, we’ve received very unique and exciting solutions, and we’re encouraged by the caliber of the applicants who have submitted proposals,” said June Sugiyama, Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation. “This is the next generation of wireless innovation that can make a critical impact for problems facing millions of people around the globe.”

The Vodafone Americas Foundation launches the Wireless Innovation Project™ annually with a partnership with the mHealth Alliance. There is over $650,000 worth of prizes for solutions in the fields of education, health, access to communication, economic development, and the environment. Winners will acquire vast recognition as the frontrunners of a national competition. The partnership with the Vodafone Americas Foundation will last for three years following the presentation of the award.

Projects should be global in scope and must be at a stage of research where an advanced prototype or field/market test can occur during the award period.  Proposals are due December 31, 2011, and winners will be announced at the Global Philanthropy Forum in April 2012.  

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, you can begin the application process here at Project Vodafone. Details about eligibility, the application, information on past winners and more can be found at project.vodafone-us.com .  More information about the mHealth Alliance and its work can be found at mhealthalliance.org .

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