“Creative ideas may be tricky to engineer, and even trickier to accept, but they are the only type that can solve the difficult technological problems of the future,” said Kamen, adding, “The new FLL Global Innovation Award will help kids all over the world understand the importance of creative problem-solving, which is a skillset we desperately need for issues we haven’t even begun to see.
Jenner devised and launched My Carry Potty in 2009 as an innovative, portable and self-contained solution to potty training young children.
Winners in four categories will be selected by a panel of judges that includes editors from the Gazette-Journal and RGJ.com and selected honorees from last year’s program.
“I really can’t believe it,” said Kim of Ann Arbor, who created a company called Bebarang, which he describes as similar to Netflix because it allows parents to rent baby clothes.
The digital camera has “revolutionized the way images are captured, stored and shared,” said the dress-uniformed marine tasked with reading the honorees’ achievements.
Brian Raney, founder of Awesome Inc., said the idea was first discussed a year ago, and organizers found “there aren’t very many entrepreneurship halls of fame at all.”
Over the course of the past year, the organizers met with representatives of partners in the project including the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp.
[She] is receiving two major honours for her inventions which include a solar-powered fridge and a water carrying device designed for use in Africa.
My Smart Hands, a company founded by Laura Berg of Toronto that aims to educate young minds through baby sign language, amassed the most votes to win the 2010 SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by PayPal Canada.
According to The Week, in an attempt to discover and deploy new technologies more quickly, a growing number of organizations are offering hefty cash prizes to inventors with breakthrough ideas.