Know someone changing the world? Lemelson-MIT Award offers $100,000 prize

Ashok Gadgil was awarded the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for his ultraviolet light water purification system. Nominees are being accepted for next year’s winner.
Ashok Gadgil was awarded the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for his ultraviolet light water purification system. Nominees are being accepted for next year’s winner.
Lemelson-MIT Program

If you didn’t make it past MassChallenge’s judgment day, you still have a shot at a $100,000: The Lemelson-MIT Program is seeking nominations for the 2013 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation.

Nominations can be submitted via the Lemelson-MIT Award’s website from now until Nov. 2.

In the competition’s 18th year, Lemelson-MIT is looking to reward technological breakthroughs that help improve lives in the developing world, particularly from mid-career innovators who can serve as an inspiration for others even as they continue tackling challenges around housing, energy, and environment.

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Past winners include Ashok Gadgil, honored for his ultraviolet light water purification system, and Elizabeth Hausler, for more earthquake-resistant accommodations.

The award is named after Jerome H. Lemelson, who founded and funded the program in 1994, and it is administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering.