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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Creating a Mobile App? 6 Privacy and Ethics Points to Discuss with Your Developer
Mobile innovation for social good takes many forms—and one that the Vodafone Americas Foundation has supported since its creation is the development of mobile apps. But there’s much more to developing an app then putting code to computer. more
Wireless Innovation Project Application period has closed
Thank you to all applicants who are developing innovations using mobile technology. Stay tuned for announcement of finalists in March, 2015!
Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Announces Call for Entries for Seventh Annual Wireless Innovation Project™
Total Prizes of $600,000 Awarded to Mobile and Wireless Solutions for Global Community Impact. Press release
Application period for Wireless Innovation Project is open until February 27, 2015!
Mobile Microscopes: Snapping The Future Of Health Care.
Smartphone cameras can do so much more than capture selfies—they can detect everything from an ear infection to cervical cancer. more
Vodafone Americas Foundation Announces Winners of Sixth Annual Wireless Innovation Project™ Competition.
Total Prizes of US $600,000 Awarded to Creators of Three “Mobile for Good” Solutions. press release
2014 Wireless Innovation Project Winners Announced by Vodafone Americas Foundation
The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ today announced winners of its sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project, a competition where entrepreneurs, creators and developers from universities, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and non-profits are invited to submit innovations that make a difference in the world under the theme of “mobile for good.” more
Wireless Innovation Project Competition Awards Change-Makers in the Mobile Space
Vodafone Americas Foundation announced the winners [of the Wireless Innovation Project] today during the Social Innovation Summit 2014, being held at the United Nations Plaza, and it’s tough not to get excited about their ideas. more
Educational Games for Malaria Diagnosis
Crowdsourcing of complex tasks to expert and nonexpert populations has emerged as a powerful tool to solve intricate or time-consuming problems by merging individual human responses through statistical analysis. Recently, we introduced a gaming-based crowdsourcing platform—BioGames—for distributed biomedical image analysis and diagnosis. more
Finalists Named for Sixth Annual Wireless Innovation Project™ Competition
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