Google Announces Project 10^100 Winners

Google has announced name of the winners who will be sharing $10 million as a part of the 10^100 project initiated two years ago to mark Google’s 10th anniversary.

The search giant last week revealed the names of five non profit organisations who have won award for submitting ideas that promises to change the world as a part of its 10^100 project, Information Week reports.

Google announced the winners after assessing nearly 150,000 ideas submitted by individuals and companies from more than 170 countries across the world. Google had initially shortlisted 16 finalists in September 2009.

The first winner is a non-profit educational organisation Khan Academy, which received a grant of $2 million for its idea to make educational content available on web for free, followed by $3 million for First, to empower its science and engineering initiatives for students.

The third spot is bagged by Public.Resource.Org with $2 million to make all non-confidential legal material of the government available online easily.

Shweeb and AIMS occupies fourth with $1 million and fifth rank wit $2 million respectively as the former works to enhance public transport in cities while the latter’s aim is to provide quality education to students in Africa.