About the award

We believe good ideas combined with powerful technology can help solve the world’s biggest problems. The Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge for entrepreneurs, companies and innovators worldwide to provide innovative solutions in transportation, emergency response and Internet of Things.

 

Millions of dollars of awards

1st prize: $1 Million

(1 per category)

2nd prize: $500,000

(1 per category)

3rd prize: $250,000

(2 per category)

Categories

Transportation

How can technology find better, more efficient ways to reduce the complexities of transport & distribution in the physical world?

Submit innovative ideas for:

  • Smarter driving
  • Public transport & sharing
  • Distribution & logistics

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Emergency Response

Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. How can new technologies help expedite response times and situational awareness to locate and help those impacted by emergency and disaster situations more efficiently to help save and improve lives?

Submit innovative ideas for:

  • First responders
  • Search & rescue
  • Long term relief

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Internet of Things (IOT)

Technology now connects the world like never before. How can using the technology behind the Internet of Things (IOT) enable more intelligent actions on the largest possible scale and with the greatest possible impact?

Submit innovative ideas for:

  • Connected health
  • Smart cities
  • Smart agriculture

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2015 Powerful Answers Award winners

pogo

Pogo

Pogo is building communities and giving parents the information they need to share rides.

Bounce Imaging

Bounce Imaging

Bounce Imaging provides first responders with technologies that allow them to see what lies ahead in those dangerous environments

Zizmos

Zizmos

Zizmos provides earthquake early warning and high-resolution earthquake hazard maps for urban areas.