Bioneedle Technologies Group wins 2012 Katerva Award – January 30, 2013

On January 30, 2013 Katerva announced that Bioneedle Technologies Group, The Netherlands, won the 2012 Katerva Award.

According to the press release distributed by Katerva, “Although this project is only in the ideation stage, this technology has the possibility to grant vaccine access to more people than ever before and increase the global population’s immunity to infectious disease. Bioneedles ‘tiny, biodegradable mini-implants’ come prefilled and contain vaccines in a thermally stable environment.”

Terry Waghorn, founder and CEO of Katerva notes, “Today’s unprecedented challenges require a new kind of organization, one that optimizes the world’s unprecedented interconnectedness, prioritizes action and systematically taps the most innovative ideas on the planet. Katerva is that organization: designed to convene, catalyze and accelerate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.”

“This year, for the first time, Katerva Finalists were also part of a public vote for the People’s Choice Award, held on Katerva’s website. Over 3,650 people cast their vote.

The 2012 Katerva People’s Choice Award winner is Safe World for WomenThe Safeworld International Foundation is a women-led NGO working with grassroots groups to promote women’s empowerment amd sustainable development, tackle the root causes of poverty and oppression, and bring positive social and economic change at a global level. It is registered in England and Wales.

Honorable Mention goes to ¡Echale! a tu casa, an assisted self-build program that provides sustainable community development through social housing production.  ¡Echale! a tu casa(put your heart into your home) is commissioned by the Mexican National Social Housing Production Program to help people build their homes.

Please click here to read the complete press release.

Please visit the Katerva internet site to learn more about Katerva and the Awards program.