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Do you have an idea that could improve the independence of disabled people?

AlexAlex Scope Posts: 1,324 Pioneering
edited March 2017 in News and opportunities
This sounds like an exciting opportunity:
The Global Disability Innovation Hub is working with Engineering PhD and Senior Research students from UCL on a project called 'Grand Challenges'.  The idea is that teams come together to develop a piece of kit, App etc that will improve the independence of disabled people.  The idea or 'challenge' must come from a disabled person.  All the ideas generated will be interrogated at a workshop in London on March 16 and 17 and the best four ideas will be taken forward for the teams to work on over the following 6 months. Each of the teams will be given £10k to develop each project.

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