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  • This Bluetooth Diaphragm Can Sense When A Woman Will Give Birth Fast Company

    The device senses changes in the cervix and can give a warning about preterm births—before contractions start. more

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Announces Winners of Eighth Annual Wireless Innovation Project TechRepublic

    Vodafone Americas Foundation hosts a yearly contest to promote innovation in the mobile/wireless technology space. Learn about the 2016 winners and see what they brought to the table. more

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Announces Winners of Eighth Annual Wireless Innovation Project

    The Vodafone Americas Foundation today, at the Social Innovation Summit 2016 in Washington, D.C, announced the winners of its eighth annual Wireless Innovation Project (WIP), a competition for wireless-related technologies aimed at solving the critical issues facing the world today. Neopenda will be awarded the $300,000 first place prize for their newborn vital signs monitoring device. For the second time in the competition’s history, judges determined a tie for the 2nd place prize which will be awarded to EyeSee and c-Air for the potential of their respective innovations. Each will receive the traditional second place prize of $200,000, making the total prize amount awarded in this year’s WIP $700,000. more

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation Introduces Fourth Core Focus: Empowering Women and Girls Through Technology

    Girls Who CodeThe Vodafone Americas Foundation today added a new initiative to empower women and girls through technology. The new focus area will provide grants and additional support to technology-driven programs to strengthen the stance of women and girls. By adding this initiative to its three original priorities—spark innovation, improve lives, and strengthen the global development sector—the Vodafone Americas Foundation will support programs designed to enable and empower women and girls through the advantages of technology. more

  • Here Is The Founder Of A Massive Mobile Market For Africa’s Artisans

    Gwendolyn FloydGwendolyn Floyd is the co-creator of Soko, a high impact mobile marketplace that connects artisans in the developing world to customers everywhere. With an early focus on Kenyan producers, Soko received last year a $200,000 award through the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project (WIP), and sells goods directly to consumers, as well as through retailers such as Nordstrom and Forever 21. more

  • Vodafone launches 8th Annual Wireless Innovation Project

    Vodafone Americas Foundation holds an annual contest to promote innovation in the mobile/wireless technology space. They’re now accepting entries for their 8th competition. more

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Opens Call For Entries To Eighth Annual Wireless Innovation Project

    The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ today kicked off the eighth annual Wireless Innovation Project™ (WIP), opening the call for submissions to applicants for their wireless-related technologies with the high potential to solve critical issues facing the world today. more

  • Vodafone Americas Foundation™ Announces Winners of Seventh Annual Wireless Innovation Project

    The Vodafone Americas Foundation™ today announced winners of its seventh annual Wireless Innovation Project™: Caltech Sanitation Project, WellDone Mobile Monitor (MoMo), and Mobile Stethoscope Diagnostics. more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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Wireless Innovation Project and the 2016 winning projects

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