OneDollarGlasses has received multiple international awards

Prize giving: Martin Aufmuth with Philipp Lahm | © Christoph Boosfeld


OneDollarGlasses has received several international awards. These include: the first prize of the Siemens Foundation at the “Empowering People Award”, being chosen from 800 projects worldwide; the renowned “Tech Award” (San Jose, USA) and the “Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award” from the Optical Society.

Next Economy Award

On 7 December 2017 Martin Aufmuth was awarded the renowned Next Economy Award in Düsseldorf. The prize was presented by former international soccer player Philipp Lahm. The prize was awarded by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the German Council for Sustainable Development and the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

Bavarian State Medal
On 23 June 2017, Martin Aufmuth received the Bavarian State Medal for Social Merit for his commitment with OneDollarGlasses.

Hopkins Leadership Award 2016 of the Optical Society of America
OneDollarGlasses received the Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award in July 2016 from the renowned Optical Society (OSA). With more than 19,000 members in over 100 countries, the Optical Society is the leading association in the field of optics and photonics. This was the first time that OneDollarGlasses was recognized as a groundbreaking scientific invention.


Tech Awards Ceremony in San Jose, California (USA) | © Jakob Mosur[/caption]

Tech Award

On November 11, 2015, OneDollarGlasses received the renowned Tech Award in San Jose (California, USA).
The Tech Awards is a program of The Tech Museum of Innovation wherein innovators from any country are recognized for technological contributions which benefit the greatest number of people.
The Tech Awards 2015 laureate: OneDollarGlasses (Youtube)

Special Award “Gesundheit und Medizin in Erlangen e.V.” (Health and Medical Science)
On October 22, 2014, Martin Aufmuth received the Special Award of the Association, “Gesundheit und Medizin in Erlangen e.V.”. The honor was given for the idea behind OneDollarGlasses, the bending machine, and thereby addressing the needs of people with poor sight in developing countries.
Empowering People Award

On October 30, 2013, OneDollarGlasses won the Empowering People Award of the Siemens Foundation Prize in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 800 organizations and individuals from all over the world applied for the 50,000-euro prize. The award honors technical innovations which sustainably improve living conditions in developing countries.

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