THE NOT IMPOSSIBLE AWARDS
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The Not Impossible Awards recognizes the inspiring work of people and companies who share Not Impossible’s mission to create innovative technology to improve the well being of others. If you or your team are working on a technological solution to address issues of inability and inaccessibility through disruptive innovation, we want to hear from you.
To be considered for a 2018 Not Impossible Award, submit your innovation between August 11, 2017 through October 2, 2017.
Recipients of The Not Impossible Award will receive full travel and accommodation to have their work recognized and showcased during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV.
Additionally, recipients selected to be part of the “Class of 2018” will receive world-class mentorship from our Advisory Council which includes industry leaders and experts from every imaginable field ranging from electronics to neuroscience. Recipients also receive opportunities to incubate and accelerate their work through participation in strategic partnerships with members of the Not Impossible network.
You must be 18 years or older and resident of the United States during time of submission. All completed submissions will be reviewed by the members of the Not Impossible Awards Advisory Council -- all of whom are senior executives with diverse scientific, business, and creative backgrounds and recognized experts in their fields.
The Advisory Council reviews and choose the nominees based on excellence in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Execution, Impact and Creativity.
CONCEPT: Opportunity, Intent, Innovation and Implementation
We are interested in projects that identify absurdities in the world and work to address them through out-of-the-box approaches that often lead to new markets or industries. With your help, we want to understand the journey you and your team are on to develop, innovate, prototype, and implement your solution.
VALUE: Need, Feasibility, and Accessibility
We are looking for individuals and companies who have taken actionable steps to create disruptive technological solutions with the intent to solve issues of inability and inaccessibility. We want to understand what need your product addresses and in what ways it provides a solution or separates itself from existing solutions.
EXECUTION: Audience, Reception, and Accomplishments
We find value in knowing our audience and pride ourselves on being able to communicate with them in a way that is both inspiring and impactful. We want to understand the message and story behind your innovation. Who are your consumers and what are some notable ways they have reacted to and/or engaged with your product? If your product has yet to launch, what is your innovation's value proposition and how do you hope your product will be received?
IMPACT: Data, Scalability, and Potential
Not Impossible works with experts from across all industries and skill sets to build meaningful and viable progress towards making a larger impact. Help us understand the potential of your innovation's current and future impact on society and the world through examples of story and data.
CREATIVITY: Originality, Character, and Story
Not impossible's mantra of "help one, help many" has manifested in our signature ability to reach and impact people at large with the way we tell the stories of the people we support. In addition to concrete examples of your work, we want you to be bold and share your failures along with your successes as well the turning points and crises you experienced along your journey.
These criteria are meant to encompass the ever-evolving meaning of "innovation" and act as a guideline for applicants and judges alike. We believe these guidelines create an equitable evaluation criteria that allows for a thorough and creative assessment of each candidate.
THE ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Not Impossible Awards Advisory Council is comprised of leaders from across a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. Advisors will be involved throughout the Awards campaign, from candidate selection to the Awards Ceremony. Our Advisors also have the opportunity to continue to nurture nominees whose work connects with their expertise.
Advisers include representation from partner organizations, provided that they can commit to meaningful support of their nominee throughout the Awards process and beyond.
Advisory Council members have included: