Innovation for Independence

Inclusive Technology Prize

The Inclusive Technology Prize has now closed, click the videos to find out about the Prize and our awardees.

We're currently developing our next disability prize and are on the look out for potential collaborators, partners and funders to help shape and deliver it.  

To get involved or receive updates, contact us at inclusive@nesta.org.uk

 

The Inclusive Technology Prize looked for innovation in products, technologies and systems that enable disabled people, their families, friends and carers equal access to life’s opportunities.

From over 200 entries, 25 semi-finalists, and 10 finalists, one idea - The Open Voice Factory (previously called AzuleJoe) - was awarded £50,000 to help bring the product to market. They were named at our Award Event along with the recipients of two additional Recognition Awards, worth £15,000 and £35,000

Teams participating in the semi-finalist and finalist stages received a range of financial and non-financial support to help develop, prototype and user test their solutions. 

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About

Check out the challenge prize aims, objectives and stages, entry and judging criteria, FAQs, the types of solutions we are looking for and who the judges and partners are.

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Wishlist

Make a wish! A wish is something you have experienced or indentified that you think could be improved by this challenge prize. This could be anything related to your everyday life.

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Ideas

View the ideas! You can read and comment on all the submitted entries. This is a place for everyone to share innovative solutions and make connections. The Challenge is now closed.

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Ideas people posted

Close up of a man in a gym holding a dumbbell with a gripping aid

A device to help those without fine motor control/strength hold small objects

The Active Hands Company manufactures and sells gripping aids for all types of disabilities where hand function or contr

Augmented Reality Theatre App

This product is an innovation designed to precipitate a more inclusive appreciation of the arts by using augmented reali

Sound Canvas II

We want to fund R&D for 'Sound Canvas II' a digital installation for public interaction particularly to en

Audazzle

"Mists of Audazzle"

Daisy invited her friends to an indoor adventure park party.

Latest news

Finalist Updates #4: Evolvable walking aid - One Small Step Ahead

The final pre-prototype of the evolvable walking aid was put together back in December and it’s been all about the testing since then…

Finalist Updates #4: Bionic Hands - A robotic hand you can build within an hour

Recently we have released a detailed guide, instructions, diagrams, tutorials, and the code for our working robotic hands.

Finalist Updates #4: How Do I? - Create, present, improve, repeat

‘This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.

Finalist Updates #4: Active Hands - Progress through very busy times.

For many companies January and the time after the Christmas rush is the quietest period of the whole year.  Not for Active Hands.