VENICE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Not Impossible Labs, the award-winning R&D lab and content company committed to changing the world through technology and story, has announced the call for submissions for the 2019 Not Impossible Awards, powered by Avnet. The Not Impossible Awards recognizes and celebrates people, companies, technology, and transformational innovation that bring positive change to global communities' issues of inability and inaccessibility.
"The Not Impossible Awards recognizes those who share our mission to 'Help one, help many,'" said Not Impossible Founder and CEO, Mick Ebeling. "As we've learned at Not Impossible, when the will to address an 'absurdity' in our modern world collides with technology, a focused team, and great storytelling, wonderful things can happen. The Not Impossible Awards enables us to multiply our impact by working with others committed to making a difference, and supporting the incubation and acceleration of their work."
The Not Impossible Awards show will take place in Las Vegas during CES® (International Consumer Electronics Show) the week of January 8-11, 2019. Winners will travel to Las Vegas where they will have the opportunity to showcase their work and be celebrated at the Not Impossible Awards show. In addition, winners will receive mentorship and strategic partnership opportunities with the Not Impossible network and have a short documentary produced about each technology project as a tool to generate awareness, investment, and partnership.
The Not Impossible Awards is made possible by Avnet, the title sponsor and sponsor of the Connectivity Award, with additional support from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, sponsor of the Healthcare Breakthrough Award.
"The Not Impossible Awards competition celebrates the innovators of the world who are harnessing the power of technology to improve people's lives," said Bill Amelio, Chief Executive Officer, Avnet. "Avnet is the title sponsor again this year because we believe in Not Impossible's mission of 'one to many,' and have the ecosystem to help guide startup and enterprise customers alike from idea to product and product to market."
The Not Impossible Awards Submission form is available here, along with submission guidelines and more information about the 2018 winners. All submissions must be received by September 23, 2018.
Previous winners of Not Impossible Awards include: SkyCool Systems, BecDot, ANDE Rapid DNA Identification Technology, OffGridBox, DCTclock, and VR-Project Δ. Not Impossible's short documentaries about each of our 2018 winners are available on our YouTube channel. Use #NotImpossibleAwards to follow social updates for the awards.
About Not Impossible
Not Impossible launched in 2008, with a goal of developing and leveraging "Technology for the Sake of Humanity" to allow the world's most vulnerable to survive and thrive via low-cost solutions. Not Impossible pairs R&D work with documentary content and storytelling about technology and will triumphing over life's "absurdities," and harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire others to make an impact by challenging boundaries of that they believe is possible. Not Impossible has received awards and honors for its technology and creative work from Cannes Lions, CLIO Awards, Fast Company, SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, Telly Awards, TIME magazine, and others.
About Mick Ebeling, Not Impossible Founder and CEO
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, and listed as one of the most influential creative people by AdAge's Creativity 50, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation; harvesting the power of technology & story to change the world. Ebeling founded Not Impossible Labs, a multiple award-winning social innovation lab & production company, on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of 'commit, then figure it out' allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that better the world by enabling accessibility for all. Ebeling's style of fearless innovation has resulted in disruptive technological development across multiple industries & inspired collaboration around the world.
From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports customers at each stage of a product's lifecycle. A comprehensive portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at: www.avnet.com.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans. BCBSA provides health care insights through The Health of America Report series and the national BCBS Health Indexsm. For more information on BCBSA and its member companies, please visit BCBS.com. We also encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube, follow us on Twitter and check out our blog.
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