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Not Impossible Awards Submission Form
Not Impossible Labs welcomes you to submit for the first annual Not Impossible Awards.
In partnership with the United Nations Foundation and the World Bank’s Connect4Climate Initiative, the Not Impossible Awards honor innovations that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and represent progress towards a better planet. The awards will be announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submissions will be judged by creative leaders from various sectors and evaluated based on their ability to address global issues through cutting-edge technology. Confirmed judges include:
Kathy Calvin : President & CEO, UN Foundation | @Kathy_Calvin
Daniel Kraft, M.D. : Founding Executive Director & Chair, Exponential Medicine | @daniel_kraft
Shepard Fairey : Founder, OBEY Clothing | @OBEYGIANT
Nicholas Negroponte : Founder & Chair, MIT Media Lab. Founder, One Laptop per Child Association | @nnegroponte
Dan Hilferty : President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross, Inc.
Kate Krukiel: Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft | @krukker
Jean Oelwang: President and Trustee, Virgin Unite | @jeanoelwang
Finalists will be notified in early December and must be available at a mutually agreed upon time between December 1st and 15th. During this time, the Not Impossible Labs team will create additional video content about your innovation to showcase at the awards show. If chosen as a finalist, applicants agree to be part of any and all publicity efforts and give permission for Not Impossible to use their name/project details accordingly.
Please limit each answer to 500 words. All submissions due December 1st, 2016.
Organization / Company
Biography (if applicable)
Name of innovation
How does your innovation work? How does your innovation make life better for the target population?
How was the idea for this innovation conceived? What is the story behind the idea /innovation?
Does the innovation represent an original concept or is it a refinement of an exiting solution/invention? In what way is your innovation unique from other approaches that exist in this space? What is the new perspective or methodology?
How far has your team progressed in the development of this solution? How do you measure your progress?
What is the long-term vision for global impact? Is there a plan for the sustainability of the innovation? What resources are most needed for the solution to scale and have considerable impact?
Please provide additional links related to your work / innovation.
Please include any links to videos or audio recordings related to your work
Create a simple 1-2 minute video about your innovation (optional but we'd love it!). Tell us who you are and why you think your invention should win the Not Impossible Award. Can be simple. Please include the link to your video below.
Which UN Sustainable Development Goal(s) does your innovation address?
1. No Poverty. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2. Zero Hunger. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
3. Good Health and Well-being. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
4. Quality Education. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5. Gender Equality. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
6. Clean Water and Sanitation. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
7. Affordable and Clean Energy. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
10. Reduced Inequalities. Reduce income inequality within and among countries.
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12. Responsible Consumption and Production. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13. Climate Action. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
14. Life Below Water. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15. Life on Land. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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