What do you get when you cross a researcher with an entrepreneur? A technopreneur. That describes Dr. Andrew Benedek, who won the first Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize in March, 2008. Dr. Benedek develops low-pressure membranes that can filter the contaminants out of highly polluted water.
The membranes have all sorts of applications, one of which is to create low cost water treatment to small villages that need water.