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.  

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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. 



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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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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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

Job Datr

An accessible online resource hub and skills matching brokering service/portal that helps people with special needs and

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Triple Tread – Innovative stable tricycle with contemporary design

‘Challenging ordinary product design, built for extraordinary people’ Being disabled is certainly challenging.

The Combination of Three, Disparate Technologies to Prevent Pressure Sores in Wheelchair-bound People

Around 750,000 people are confined to wheelchairs, of which 60% will at some time suffer a pressure sore on the buttocks

'Removing Barriers' learning tool.

Removing Barriers is a light hearted and fun learning tool to teach people about the barriers that many disabled people face.

Removing Barriers is a light hearted and fun tool played like Monopoly, and which engages users in discussion and theref

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.