3D Printed Hands Short-listed for £50,000 Prize

Thu,23 July 2015

3D printed hands and household objects that ‘tutor’ shortlisted for £50,000 challenge prize

Ten designers, developers and entrepreneurs have been named finalists in the Inclusive Technology Prize - a competition intended to help discover new products, technologies and systems for the 12.2 million people living with a long term illness or disability in the UK.

Run by Nesta (an innovation charity) in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability and with support from the Department for Work and Pensions, Innovate UK, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Irwin Mitchell, the Inclusive Technology Prize is designed to champion assistive technology and encourage co-creation with disabled people.

More than 200 ideas were entered for the Prize which the judging panel whittled down to 25 semi-finalists in March. They each received £2,000 in addition to support from Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Enterprise and Innovation Team to develop their ideas. The ten finalists will now each receive £10,000 and tailored support to develop a prototype, conduct user testing and create viable business plans. A winner will be selected from the finalists in March 2016 and awarded £50,000 to help bring their product to market.

ITP Press Release