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  • Congratulations to the 2014 WIP finalists
  • 2013 Project Winner: ColdTrace
  • Youth Radio
  • 2013 Project Winner: MoboSens
  • Community Technology Alliance
  • 2013 Project Winner: G-Fresnel Cell-phone Spectrometer

Wireless for good. We leverage Vodafone’s knowledge and experience to foster new technologies to address critical issues around the world. In addition to making community grants we do the following:

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  • Finalists Named for Sixth Annual Wireless Innovation Project™ Competition

    Wireless Innovation Project finalist awards
    The Vodafone Americas Foundation today announced that finalists have been selected for its sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project Competition™ (WIP). Since its inception in 2009, WIP has provided funding for a range of outstanding mobile and wireless technology innovations, awarding more than $2 million to universities, not‐for‐profit and non-governmental organizations. WIP offers applicants the opportunity to win a total prize fund of $600,000 for innovative mobile solutions that have potential to solve critical global issues. All finalists were recognized at a reception held in Redwood City on Tuesday, April 1.. more

  • Code for America Shows How Empathy and Technology Can Improve Government

    Technology is definitely key in CfA’s work helping government become more engaging, user-friendly and effective, but I believe that there’s also a secret sauce that makes it work—empathy. more

  • New Apps Aim to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

    Vodafone Americas Foundation supports mobile projects that help many communities, including technology that assists domestic violence victims and their service providers. more

  • Wireless Innovation Project application period has closed

    Thanks to all applicants who are innovating with wireless-related technology to address critical social issues around the world. We look forward to announcing Project finalists and winners this spring!

  • VAF. The Power Of Youth: Using The Tech Startup Mentality To Solve Healthcare Challenges.

    Health for America—a Vodafone Americas Foundation partner—sparks youth. more

  • Mobile “Leapfrog Technology” is Aiding Disaster Relief

    Mobile technology’s advances are part of what Fay Arjomandi, Vodafone Americas Foundation Chair, calls an “ecosystem tsunami” of change that has helped transform the world. more

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  • Testing the Waters: MoboSens

    Water: we’re all made of it, we all need it to survive – yet, more than 3 million people around the word die from water-related diseases every year. How do we solve this problem? Simple: make it entirely accessible for people we call “citizen scientists” to determine whether or not their water, and the water the community around them drinks, is actually drinkable. more

  • Fellowships as a Vehicle to Spur Innovation

    In light of challenges to health innovation, Health for America, with support from the Vodafone America’s Foundation created a fresh approach in the form of a fellowship program that connects recent college graduates with physicians, community leaders and entrepreneurs and empowers them to create innovative, sustainable solutions for chronic disease. more