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‘Nazava Water Filters’ 2013 Laureate of The Tech Awards

Nazava Water Filters is a company that blossomed into a revolutionary worldchanging company during the Ondernemen Zonder Grenzen 2010 event. Nazava Water Filters received its early funding from three investors of De InvesteerdersClub. After a few successful years Nazava Water Filters is given the credit it truly deserves: Laureate of the Tech Awards 2013 in the Nokia Health category.


(SAN JOSE, Calif. And Bandung, Indonesia) Sept. 25, 2013 – Nazava Water Filters was today named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2013, one of 10 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected Nazava Water Filters as one of two laureates in the Nokia Health Category.

 “The Tech Awards is an incredible honor, recognizing individuals and organizations whose ideas and execution of those ideas are changing the world,” said Lieselotte Heederik, co-founder and director of Nazava. “We are proud to be among those recognized for their contributions, and will continue to provide safe drinking water to everybody everywhere.”

 “In Indonesia over 150 million people cannot afford to buy safe drinking water.

Nazava offers a solution to this: Nazava Water Filters are easy to use household water filters that provide a continued flow of safe drinking water, without needing wood, LPG or electricity, hence improving health and saving time and money,” explains Lieselotte. “Nazava strives to provide 1 million people with improved health, average annual savings of $70 per household, 39 TON CO2 reductions, employment for 300 people in 2016. Currently Nazava has Nazava has sold over 15,000 water filters that improve the health of over 75,000 people.”

 For more information about Nazava: visit www.nazava.com/english.

 The Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity is one of the premier annual humanitarian awards programs in the world, recognizing technical solutions that benefit humanity and address the most critical issues facing our planet and its people. The awards program honors 10 innovators annually alongside the recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award. Laureates are selected by a prestigious panel of international judges organized by the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University, and made up of Santa Clara University faculty as well as leaders from educational and research institutions, industry and the public sector.

 Established in 2000, The Tech Awards recognizes 10 laureates in five categories: environment, education, young innovator, health and economic development. These laureates have developed new technological solutions or innovative ways to use existing technologies to significantly improve the lives of people around the world.  Each laureate will receive a cash prize of either $25,000 or $75,000 during the annual Awards Gala in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

 This year, the laureates represent the truly global vision of the program, spanning countries such as India, Kenya and Mexico.Their work impacts people in many more countries worldwide.

 The Tech Awards collaborates with humanitarian, educational, and business partners through global outreach efforts, giving people around the world the opportunity to benefit from the successful technologies recognized through The Tech Awards. The selected laureates’ projects address multiple humanitarian efforts including reducing water scarcity, creating free educational tools, and curing jaundice in newborns.