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Mick Ebeling is a creative visionary, producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions for today’s problems.
Mick Ebeling is a film, television and commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. He’s been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, is a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and is listed as one of the world's most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s.
Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick Ebeling’s firm belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible’s first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, The Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. TIME Magazine named The Eyewriter one of the “Top 50 Inventions of 2010,” and the device is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
Not Impossible’s latest endeavor, Project Daniel, enabled Mick Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3D-print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world’s first 3D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100.
Project Daniel earned many awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, along with 3 Bronze Lions (Branded Content, Film, & Cyber), and 1 Gold (Product Design). Project Daniel has also won AICP’s Next Cause Marketing Award, the 2014 One Show Gold Pencil (Design and Intellectual Property & Products, tied for “Best in Show”), the 2014 Silver and Bronze Telly Award, and the 2014 Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon (Creativity, Ingenuity and Innovation), and was among The Nominet Trust 100, and was nominated at the 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards (Innovative 3-DIY).
On January 6, 2015 Mick Ebeling’s first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, hit shelves. The book recounts his life experiences, The Eyewriter, and Project Daniel.