News Releases
March 4, 2010

Want to help with the relief efforts in the wake of Chile's devastating earthquake last week? NESsT, The Lemelson Foundation's RAMP partner in Peru, has established the Levantando Chile Fund to support local Chilean nonprofit organizations that are channeling assistance to communities on the ground. In the short run, the Fund will support both immediate assistance and long-term reconstruction efforts in Chile.

News Releases
March 3, 2010

Congratulations to the winners of the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prizes! The four awarding universities – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – announced their respective student winners today, featuring innovation in a range of fields.

News Releases
February 13, 2010

After a fun and informative three days, Tech4Society has come to a close. The event, which brought together pioneers on the cutting edge of innovation in solar energy, clean water, mobile technology, science education, agriculture and healthcare, was sponsored by Ashoka and The Lemelson Foundation (with generous support from Microsoft)

News Releases
February 11, 2010

Over in Hyderabad, India, things have wound down after a packed first day at Tech4Society. The day's activities featured a keynote address on entreprenuership and innovation, as well as a panel with several Ashoka-Lemelson Fellows discussing the lessons they've learned as serial-entrepreneurs.

News Releases
January 14, 2010

Thousands of people in the developing world have been given the gift of hearing thanks to the efforts of Howard Weinstein, and now people around the globe are starting to hear more and more about Weinstein and his project, Solar Ear.