Provide (Upload) a no more than three-page (double-spaced) proposal which includes a problem statement, landscape analysis, and a description of the product, service, program or design. If available, students may submit a picture or diagram, business plan or a video.
1. Problem Statement
A description of the problem or need that the innovation will address. The description should
communicate an understanding of relevant research/statistics on the problem. (Recommended length:½ – 1 page.)
2. Landscape Analysis
An overview of any services, programs, or products that have already been designed or implemented to
address this problem (both current competitors and past attempts). Applicants should discuss the
strengths and limitations of these approaches, as well as the gaps that still exist. (Recommended length: ½ – 1 page.)
3. Proposed Innovation
A summary of the innovation (e.g., project, service, or product), how it works, and how it will promote
the well-being and quality of life of older persons. Applicants should provide a brief description of how
the innovation will look in its first year of implementation, and why it is different from other solutions. Applicants should briefly explain how they will address challenges to implementation. (Recommended length: 1 page.) Note: Judges are instructed to consider, above all, the degree to which the project idea is innovative and creative.