“We appreciate Polycom’s continued support to The Tech Awards, as well as its commitment to innovations that help transform how people work, teach, and collaborate,” said Tim Ritchie, President of The Tech Museum of Innovation. “Once again, Polycom’s technology will enable us to bring our world together in real time and share with Gala attendees the impactful and inspirational work of our laureates.”The Polycom technology used in the live gala video conference includes the Polycom® HDX® 8000 video systems, as well as the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform, the most comprehensive and interoperable software infrastructure for universal video collaboration. About The Tech Awards The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, honors 10 international innovators who are applying technology to confront humanity’s most urgent challenges. The Tech Awards honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in 5 awards categories (Environment, Education, Young Innovator, Health, and Economic Development). The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology. An individual is also honored as a James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian, which recognizes those whose broad vision and leadership help to alleviate humanity's greatest challenges. The Tech Awards program was launched in November 2000, and The Tech Awards Gala was held in 2001 for the first time. Since the inception of The Tech Awards program, 267 laureates have been recognized. Their pioneering work has included building a "solar suitcase" to provide emergency lighting and power for medical procedures, developing an eco-techniques toolkit that improves the living conditions in rural communities and the creation of a heat-sensitive label for vaccine vials to make sure people receive potent immunizations. About The Tech Museum of Innovation The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley—is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.
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