Mick Ebeling

Ground-breaking film producer, philanthropist, idea-generator, public speaker and founder of the Not Impossible organisation.

Mick Ebeling is a cultural and technology trail blazer. He is the CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to real-world problems…like the Eyewriter an open source, low-cost, DIY device which enables people with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes and Project Daniel, making prosthetic limbs using 3-D printing techniques to help children in war torn Sudan.

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About Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling changes lives. Without specialist knowledge and using just his creativity and a few nuts and bolts he’s set to work solving real life problems – like how to get an artist with paralysis creating again. The result is award winning work and the proof that nothing is impossible. 
Mick has spoken to groups and organizations all over the world, including Microsoft, The National Medical Association and at events like TEDx and SXSW According to US fitness guru Jillian Michaels his work is, “a road map to changing your life by changing the lives of others.”


Mick Ebeling is a film producer by trade - part of the “make-movement” which grew out of the hackers of a decade ago. Despite nagging doubts that he couldn’t make it he decided to take on a series of creative challenges, finding ways to invent new, simple, do-it-yourself technologies to help people surmount seemingly impossible odds. 

For less than a hundred dollars he made prosthetic arms for a boy whose arms had been blown off in the war in Sudan. Project Daniel earned a huge number of awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, 3 Bronze Lions (Branded Content, Film, & Cyber), and 1 Gold (Product Design. The film of the project has been entered into the MoMA’s permanent film archives.

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • The Eyewriter named one of the “Top 50 Inventions of 2010,” by Time Magazine 
  • Honoured as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014 
  • 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award 
  • Project Daniel film had over a billion media impressions in 1 year 
  • Author of Not Impossible -The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done

Speaking Style

Contagious energy, belief in humanity, passionate

Speaking Topics

  • Radical Collaboration
  • The Fallacy of “Impossible"
  • Making the Next Industrial Revolution
  • Social Innovation thru Open Source
  • Teaching Innovation


"That was the first time I’ve drawn anything in seven years. I feel like I had been held under water, and someone finally reached down, and pulled my head up so I could take a breath.” - Tempt One, with and for whom the eyewriter was initially developed.

“It’s hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place.”  - Time magazine, Project Daniel

“The template for a new science of consciousness,” - Deepak Chopra on the book Not Impossible

"Mick inspired us with his message that anyone can make a positive difference right now. There was a standing ovation at the end of his talk, and more than a year later I still hear from people that Mick motivated them to do something meaningful, to act, and to make a difference.” - Eric Ewing, Microsoft

Books By Mick Ebeling

Not Impossible -The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done

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