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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Dr Anita Goel's team bags grand prize in Nokia Sensing Challenge

The Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is a $2.25 million global competition to accelerate the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being. Innovation in sensing is an important component to creating a means for appealing, usable, smarter digital health solutions.
The Grand Prize of $ 525,000 /- was won by team Nanobiosym , an Advanced Nanotech Incubator & Research Institute with a mission to: (1) Create new science and disruptive technologies that emerge at the convergence of physics, biomedicine, and nanotechnology; (2) Spin off new companies and joint ventures that capture the commercial impact of the promise of nanotechnology; and (3) Transition these technologies to solve some of the planet’s most pressing challenges in healthcare, energy, and the environment. NBS serves as an incubator for transformational technologies that have the potential for a game-changing impact on society and seeks to leverage science and technology to address the planet’s greatest unmet needs in global health, energy and the environment. 

Dr Anita Goel is the team leader.

A Harvard-MIT-trained Physicist-Physician, Dr. Anita Goel is a globally recognized leader in the emerging field of nanobiophysics, a new science at the convergence of physics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. Nanobiophysics integrates these three fields to reveal new scientific solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Her pioneering contributions to nanotechnology and nanobiophysics have been recognized globally by prestigious honors and awards, including multiple awards from US Government agencies such as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Dr. Goel was named as one of the world’s “Top 35 Science and Technology Innovators under the age of 35” by MIT Technology Review. She holds a PhD in Physics from Harvard University, an MD from the Harvard-MIT Joint Division of Health Sciences & Technology (HST), and a BS in Physics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University.

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