In Berlin humedica employee Cecilia Homilius was delighted about the award. Photo: humedica
humedica wins at Google Impact Challenge
Together with 100 other local initiatives humedica wins at this year´s „Google Impact Challenge“, the idea to develop an innovative App secured a funding of 10.000 Euro. humedica employee Cecilia Homilius went to Berlin to accept the award.
In the presence of the German Labour and Social Affairs minister Andrea Nahles and Jacquelline Fuller, director of Google.org., about 400 guests from politics and society celebrated the winners of the „Google Impact Challenge“ in the Berlin Café Moskau. A five months competition providing the opportunity to cast 700.000 votes for project ideas presented by more than 2.200 participants, preceded this reception.
The award-winning Web App-concept aims to make the work of humedica even more transparent for the donors and provide them with regular news from the humanitarian aid projects. „We are very happy, that we managed to be one of the best 100 local initiatives and are now able to implement our project. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all, who voted for us and our project.“ stated Homilius.
Start of the „Google Impact Challenge“ was the 22nd of September 2015. All non-profit organisations could present their innovative and digital projects within a mixture of training program and competition. A jury of experts chose the finalists, among which the champions could be selected in a public vote. Federal minister Manuela Schwesig, patron of the project, supported the jury, which comprised Stefanie Graf and Manuel Neuer amongst others.
Besides to the one hundred best local ideas the first German „Google Impact Challenge“ also awarded a prize to ten so-called „Lighthouse Projects“, who can now look forward to a funding of 500.000 respectively 250.000 Euro.
The whole humedica team would like to thank all our supporters, who made this success possible. Thank you so much!