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  1. 1. ABOUT | STAFF | BOARD | USE OUR CONTENT! | CONTACT US | DONATE  FACEBOOK  TWITTER  YOUTUBE TECHNOLOGY HEALTH CULTURE ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL SOCIAL ACTION THE WEEKLY  GET THE WEEKLY IN YOUR INBOX WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015 UNCOVERING ISRAEL TODAY'S TOP STORIES   #beit issie shapiro Microsoft Israel’s Innovate for Good contest Teams of Israeli teens participated in the company’s competition to develop social apps based on requests from nonprofit organizations. By Abigail Klein Leichman | OCTOBER 30, 2014, 6:00 AM Israeli guitar- maker hits a high note in California Aora Tulip to ‘grow’ over Ethiopia for solar power 15 Israeli wearable techs that will disrupt our lives Israeli scientists help digitize brain A child playing with the winning games app at Beit Issie Shapiro.
  2. 2.  SHARE 0  TWEET 0  COMMENT 0  EMAIL     Read more on:   beit issie shapiro, Microsoft Israel, Innovate for Good, Appleseeds Academy, i4G, IssiePlay, Spotlight in Israel Microsoft Israel’s recent Innovate for Good (i4G) competition drew dozens of 15- to 20-year-olds from across Israel, each hoping to gain attention for a social application his or her team developed on the Windows 8 mobile platform with help from Microsoft mentors at the company’s Ra’anana site. The 15 best ideas – all based on ideas submitted by nonprofit organizations — were chosen by Microsoft and its partner in the project, Appleseeds Academy, an organization dedicated to using high-tech to help disadvantaged youth and adults. The judging panel included Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space Yaakov Peri and Microsoft Israel CEO Danny Yamin. First prize went to a games app called IssiePlay, built with accessibility features for children with special needs. The app, available for free download on the Microsoft app store, was developed by a group of teens on behalf of Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra’anana. Each member of the team won a Kinect-enhanced Xbox 360 gaming system. The audience’s favorite app, developed for the Young Entrepreneurs organization, enables ongoing contact among young entrepreneurs as they brainstorm ideas, submit their proposal and find suppliers for the products needed for their project. Other apps chosen as finalists included an application to increase safety for the elderly; to integrate young people from Israel’s periphery into the job market; and to coordinate and connect potential volunteers for nonprofit organizations. “Microsoft places great importance on the development of breakthrough technologies that meet social needs,” said spokeswoman Hagar Kustianovsky. “This project combines technology, social value, and voluntarism, and is primarily designed to channel the knowledge and skills of youth to these values — and will benefit not only them, but the rest of society.” Abigail Klein Leichman Abigail Klein Leichman is a writer and associate editor at ISRAEL21c. Prior to moving to Israel in 2007, she was a specialty writer and copy editor at a daily newspaper in New Jersey and has freelanced for a variety of newspapers and periodicals since 1984. VIEW ALL STORIES BY ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN SHOW ALL Oct 28, 4:54 pm Israeli lighting designer inspired by Red Sea snorkeling Oct 28, 12:12 pm LycoRed chops Guinness World Record tomato salad Oct 28, 7:00 am Israeli guitar-maker hits a high note in California Oct 27, 4:11 pm Michael Bolton surprises Israel Oct 27, 9:30 am Colorado signs tech R&D agreement with Israel Oct 27, 7:43 am Winning ideas for pasteurization and electricity storage LATEST ARTICLES MORE ABOUT BEIT ISSIE SHAPIRO UNCOVER ISRAEL Get The Weekly Newsletter Free by Email Enter Email Here Sign Up
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