Microsoft projects among finalists of the 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards

Microsoft projects are among the 192 finalists of Fast Company’s first-ever World Changing Ideas Awards, including Project Natick, an underwater data center; and Health finalist Connected Eyes from Microsoft India and the L V Prasad Eye Institute, which focuses on harnessing artificial intelligence to correct vision.

The magazine engaged 25 expert judges to comb through more than 1,000 entries from around the world to find the most innovative ideas to make the world better. Of the finalists, the magazine’s staff writes, “Each of these projects represents the best of social entrepreneurship, where innovation and impact are intersecting.”

Among the Consumer Products finalists are DuoSkin from Microsoft Research and the MIT Media Lab, which uses temporary tattoos to control electronics; and Inclusive Design, with Microsoft designing with people with disabilities in mind (which also emerged as a finalist in the World Changing Idea category).

See all of the winners and finalists at Fast Company.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff