Caregiving innovations change the world.

We’re here to find them.

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Current Status:

Submissions have now closed, and we are currently doing our first round of reviews. When we decide on the set of semi-finalists, we will publish the submissions here, and invite everyone to vote and comment on them.  Please come back and visit our site again around the middle of May - it will be fun!

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Grand Prize: $10,000

 Nomination Deadline:  Submissions closed on April 25, 2017

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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.

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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.

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Criteria

All entrants must be sure their innovations have:

 

  • Universal design and appeal
  • Differentiation
  • Meaningful benefits
  • New or Existing Technology
  • A Business Model
  • Safety Considerations
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Categories
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