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Fellow wins 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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2010 Fellow and President of mPedigree, Bright Simons, has been selected as one of the winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. His company was also awarded a grant of US$1.5 million for being selected.

Organised by the Skoll Foundation, which supports and invests in social entrepreneurs and innovators solving the world’s most pressing problems, the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship recognise and reward transformative leaders whose organisations disrupt the status quo and drive sustainable large-scale change.

Awardee organisations each receive US$1.5 million - an increase from the $1.25 million awardees received last year - to scale their efforts and will have the opportunity to participate in a global community of visionary leaders and innovators dedicated to solving some of today's biggest global challenges.

Bright Simons is the President of mPedigree, a social enterprise working on three continents in partnership with governments, Fortune 500 companies, and grassroots organisations to promote innovative technologies, from sensors to software, in health & food security, transparency and governance. His company has developed tech to stop counterfeit medicine - or check the medicine you have is not counterfeit - with a text message. 

His latest work is on the application of "smart polymers" to health cold problems has been supported by the Harvard Innovation Labs, among others.

Watch Bright Simons take the stage to receive the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship below.

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