The UK’s innovation foundation, Nesta, is working with the Office for Disability Issues, Innovate UK, The Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Irwin Mitchell to champion the issue of assistive technology through the Inclusive Technology Prize. The challenge will encourage innovation through co-creation with disabled people, meeting needs as defined by the users themselves and challenging people to use lived experiences of disability to develop life changing technology.
The competition will be judged by an expert panel, including leading comedians Jess Thom, who has Tourette’s syndrome, and Laurence Clark, who has cerebral palsy. The panel will be looking for ideas that enhance independence by building, inventing, developing and co-creating a more equal and accessible society.
Interested organisations and individuals should visit www.inclusivetechprize.org to apply.
Deadline for applications is 16 January 2015.