Caregiving innovations change the world.

We’re here to find them.

Submissions have now closed

Thanks to all who sent in submissions.  We are currently evaluating them, and when we get to the semi-final round we will open up those entries for public voting.   Please check back in late May!


Grand Prize: $10,000

 Nomination Deadline:  Extended to midnight EDT on May 5, 2017

Our future depends on innovation.

Innovation propels us forward, and creates a better world for us all. It’s the foundation AARP was built upon. That’s why we are recognizing and celebrating the innovators in aging, empowering people to choose how they live as they age.

2017 Theme: Caregiving

By 2020, 117 million Americans are expected to need assistance, but the overall number of caregivers will only reach 45 million. This is a huge opportunity for companies large and small to reach an emerging market – and improve the lives of caregivers and their recipients.


New disruptive technologies and groundbreaking business models are about to change the world of caregiving for the better. We’re here to find those industry pioneers utilizing technology to create intuitive, affordable innovations. We’re here to celebrate the entrepreneurs of the frontier of change.


All entrants must be sure their innovations have:


  • Universal design and appeal
  • Differentiation
  • Meaningful benefits
  • New or Existing Technology
  • A Business Model
  • Safety Considerations
Health & Safety Awareness
Care Coordination
Transition Support
Social Well-Being
Caregiver Quality of Life
Daily Essential Activities

For more detailed information on each category, read the AARP Caregiving Innovation
Frontiers report

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Grand Prize

  • Trip for 2 company representatives to Washington D.C.
  • Monetary prize of $10,000 
  • Tour AARP’s Innovation Lab and meet with AARP Chief Innovation Officer, Terry Bradwell
  • Attendance and recognition at AARP HQ event 
  • Ad or Editorial coverage in i3 magazine 
  • Plus, all prizes listed below 


Category Prize winner will receive:

  • AARP Innovation Champion consulting
  • Company plaque 
  • Mention in AARP press release 
  • Mention in AARP social media