Verizon's third annual Powerful Answers Award program is accepting ideas until June 18. The program offers innovators, developers and entrepreneurs $6 million in cash prizes, plus the opportunity for winners to participate in an Accelerator program designed to help develop their ideas and bring solutions to market faster.
The Verizon Powerful Answers Award program seeks ideas that leverage cutting-edge technology to create solutions that deliver social good. The 2015 program is seeking ideas in three core categories, each with three subcategories: Transportation: How can technology enable better, more efficient ways to reduce the complexities of transportation and distribution in the physical world? o Smarter Driving o Public Transport & Sharing o Logistics and Distribution Emergency Response: How can technology enable first responders and emergency crews to locate and save lives faster; what solutions can improve long-term recovery for survivors? o First Responders o Search and Rescue o Long Term Relief Internet of Things: How can using technology behind the Internet of Things (IoT) enable new intelligent actions that will have wide-scale and beneficial impacts in the following areas? o Connected Health o Smart Cities o Smart Agriculture For more information or to submit your idea visit www.powerfulanswersaward.com. Submissions will be judged by panels of industry experts, and winners will be announced later this year. Verizon will award cash prizes of $1 million to the top winner in each of the three core categories. The second prize winner in each category will receive $500,000 and two third-prize winners in each category will receive $250,000, for a total of $6 million. If you are on Twitter search for #VZPAA for updates and information.
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