GOOGLE Impact Challenge

Posted - December 2015 in HSPRF News

$1 million in grants available

 

There are one billion people on the planet living with a disability. Don’t you wish there was someone really big, powerful and wealthy willing to help? And if there was, what would you ask them to do to make a real difference? Well get your thinking caps on everybody! Google is looking for bold new ideas!

 

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Through Google’s Impact Challenge, each year they’re donating $100,000,000 in grants, 80,000 hours and $1 billion in products!

From their website: https://www.google.org/impactchallenge/disabilities/

 

 

Google challenge

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A better world, faster.

Tech entrepreneurs are using innovation to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. We invest in teams with bold ideas that create lasting global impact.

Our issue-focused Google Impact Challenge is a timebound open call for bold ideas addressing a single cause, aimed at jumpstarting change. Through grants, Googlers, Google products and public engagement, we get behind big thinkers around the world dedicated to using technology to combat humanity’s biggest challenges. Our first focus aims to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities.

“Makeathon”

https://www.google.org/impactchallenge/disabilities/makeathon.html

See the 19 challenges tackled this year in the “Makeathon”, inspired by “What If” proposals from people just like us. The plan is for these newly created prototypes to appear on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com/ in an effort to get them quickly into the hands of those who need them. This year’s winning ideas have recently been announced and now we can all be thinking about next year’s challenge!

 

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“What If”

https://www.google.org/impactchallenge/disabilities/what-if.html

Read other posted “What If” statements and add your own, maybe inspiring others and maybe getting a product created in next year’s “Makeathon”.

 

 

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Special Olympics

https://www.google.org/impactchallenge/disabilities/special-olympics.html

On the website you can create a personalized message to decorate the dorm rooms of Special Olympics’ athletes.

 

 

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Grants

https://www.google.org/impactchallenge/disabilities/grants.html

See which innovative non-profits from around the world Google is supporting with grants and products.

 

 

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