The submission window for the ASAP Innovation Competition has closed as of April 2nd, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT. Thank you to all who participated.
The “Technology Innovation” category of the ASAP Innovation Competition is seeking entries which present technological innovations, including both newly developed technologies and/or unique applications of existing technologies that can increase quality physical activity in school and beyond. “Technology” is defined broadly and may include, but is not limited to, devices, tracking and measurement systems, software applications and platforms, innovative uses of social media, gaming, smart phones, mobile phones, and more.
Applicants may include public and private companies, independent technology developers, inventors, entrepreneurs, or individuals representing research labs, media and communications industries, medical and fitness technology developers, and other fields. This is not an idea generation competition. The competition seeks entry submissions from technologies in late stage or final development. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a valid claim of ownership to the technology or application they outline in their proposal, including any associated intellectual property rights.
There are no limitations on what type of technology may be submitted as an entry. Preference will be given to entries which demonstrate potential for widest reach (elementary through high school). Any innovation with high promise to motivate at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity is welcome and encouraged to apply. However, all entries must be able to demonstrate at least one application of the technology that could be feasible and impactful within an elementary school environment reaching children ages 5-12.