Finally, a project undertaken by Google which jump started some two years back has brought forward, the winners. Google Project 10^100 announced five organizations as the winners which will each receive funding from Google to put their ideas at work. A few years back Google had asked people from around the world to come up with intelligent ideas on how to make the planet a better place.
Google gives credit to the people who think and has great ideas to share. At the closing, the project administered some 150,000 entries from some 170 countries. The team had to thoroughly go through each idea presented by an individual or organization to mark it as the winning entry.
Presenting an idea is one thing, while making it come to reality is another. Out of the 150,000 entries, some 16 ideas were chosen and listed. Once again the people who asked to bring in votes to choose their favorites and mark the winners.
Lorraine Twohill, Vice President Google Marketing Division, wrote:
The five ideas that received the most votes are the winners of Project 10^100. Over the past 12 months, we’ve reviewed concrete proposals to tackle these ideas, and today we’re pleased to give a total of $10 million to five inspiring organizations working on solutions to each of these global challenges.
The five big ideas which won the Google funded project are:
1. Khan Academy – Make educational content available online for free
2. First – Enhance science and engineering education
3. Public Resource.org – Make government more transparent
4. Shweeb – Drive innovation in public transport
5. African Institute For Mathematical Sciences – Provide quality education to African students
Each idea has been presented with a practical plan which Google thinks would deliver fruitful results. Each organization will get $1 Million to $3 Million each, of the $10 Million total approved.
via [Official Google Blog]