AARP wants to hear all about your 'ageless' innovations - Technical.ly DC

Access

Feb. 15, 2017 8:52 am

AARP wants to hear all about your ‘ageless’ innovations

The winner of a new competition will walk away with $10,000.

AARP HQ.

(Photo by Flickr user Forsaken Fotos, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Chinatown-based AARP unveiled its “2017 AARP Innovation Champion Awards” on Wednesday. The competition seeks to highlight key innovations in caregiving — especially those that are “ageless.”

What’s “ageless innovation”?

Terry Bradwell, AARP’s chief enterprise strategy and innovation officer, explains it like this in a press release: “Too often we see innovation around products, services and even city infrastructure that focuses only on seniors or only on another age group. This is short sighted and inefficient. Instead we need to spark investment in what we call Ageless Innovation – innovations that are universally designed for all people – of any age.”

In pursuit of such solutions, AARP is accepting nominations (starting Wednesday, Feb. 15) for companies and individuals building tech in the areas of:

  1. daily essential activities
  2. caregiver quality of life
  3. health and safety awareness
  4. care coordination
  5. social well-being
  6. transition support

Nominate yourself or nominate a friend — just do it before April 15.

Nominate an innovation

After the submission period ends, a panel of judges will evaluate each of the nominees before deciding on a final top five in each of the six categories above. The public will then vote to determine a winner in each category as well as one overall grand prize winner. This grand prize winner will walk away with $10,000 in cash, but there are plenty of fun prizes for the other finalists as well (like product development consulting from AARP).

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

Advertisement

Capital One is hosting a family-focused hackathon with $50K up for grabs

RightEye and its vision tests look to healthcare and beyond

On-demand doctor app expands to DC

SPONSORED

DC

VR is cool, but it isn’t mainstream. This local company has a fix for that

Philadelphia, PA OR Remote

Stitch, Inc.

Director, Alliances

Apply Now
Home/Anywhere

The One and Only Corp

iOS/Android Developer

Apply Now
DC, SF, NYC

Nava

Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now

Here’s who won the 2017 GW New Venture Competition

The 1776 Challenge Cup is back for its fourth year running

Here’s who won the DC regional finals of InnovateHer 2017

SPONSORED

DC

These DC-based founders drop some serious knowledge in our Tomorrow Toolkit ebook

Washington, DC

Nava

Infrastructure Engineer (DC, SF, NYC)

Apply Now
Washington, DC

Technically Media

DC Tech Reporter, Technical.ly

Apply Now
DC

Entrada: Employer Sponsored Learning

Operations and Engagement Manager

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!