Innovation for Independence

Inclusive Technology Prize

We are looking 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 team - AzuleJoe - was awarded £50,000 to help bring their 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. 

We're looking for potential collaborators, partners and funders to help us shape and deliver the next Inclusive Technology Prize. 

If you're interested, contact us at inclusive@nesta.org.uk

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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

Emergency service early warning system (EWS)

The EWS is a simple effective method of alerting drivers and pedestrians to approaching emergency vehicles developed alo

Personalised Interactive wall Garden

This is a specialist portal which supports individuals with a combination of health and social care needs.

Colour your World

My idea is to create a mobile app that makes it easier for people living with blindness to explore their communities as

VISOR – Vision Impairment Support: Optical Reader

With so much information in our world displayed in printed form, you can imagine the challenge facing a visually impaire

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