Calling all change makers

Border Labs Award 2017 is open to visionary explorers who go beyond the expected. Enter the competition with your inspiring project. The Border Labs Award is a global prize that celebrates dedication, creativity and courage leading to innovations that have had a significant impact on society and how we think about or use technology. The award celebrates an attitude and/or mindset that does not shun provocation and friction, but which – when fuelled by the right amount of focus and energy – can result in perspectives, ideas, and technologies that truly improve society.

For who?

We award people who demonstrate true vision in an increasingly complex world, who inspire a new generation of inventors, and thus deserve formal recognition. We are looking for creators, inventors and independent scientists who have made an effort to develop a strange, far-fetched, or unlikely idea into a meaningful reality.

We are looking for a project that:
+ is open and inclusive
+ demonstrates real impact
+ is provocative, new, and unique in some way or another
+ is a torch of inspiration that guides us forward towards a new, brighter age
+ enlightens people about the potential of technology and/or its dangers
+ is either a work in progress or recently finished

The contenders we feel best embodies these criteria, will be awarded a prize.

Procedure

Submissions are accepted until the end of May. On June 1, we will announce a short-list of 20 finalists. During the festival, these participants will pitch their project as part of our conference programme. The winner is chosen by a selected jury and our audience. Only registered attendees who actively participate in the event can contend for the award.

Prizes

First prize: €5000
Second prize: €2500.
To invest in your winning project or future endeavors.

Enter the competition

Criteria
+ is open and inclusive
+ demonstrates real impact
+ is provocative, new, and unique in some way or another
+ is a torch of inspiration that guides us forward towards a new, brighter age
+ enlightens people about the potential of technology and/or its dangers
+ is either a work in progress or recently finished