Innovation for Independence

News & Blogs

Updates about the prize process and blogs from Nesta, judges, partners and friends.

If you would like to post a blog here, please email inclusive@nesta.org.uk.

Congratulations to 10 finalists!

The Inclusive Technology Prize seeks to inspire innovations in assistive technology. The Prize is now moving into its final stage and we’re thrilled to announce our 10 finalists.

Added: 30/06/2015 - 8:14am | Read more...

Development Event with semi-finalists!

Last week brought together 25 semi-finalists from across the UK to attend the Development Event in London.

Added: 26/03/2015 - 4:40pm | Read more...

Congratulations to the 25 semi-finalists!

We’re very excited to announce the 25 semi-finalists of our Inclusive Technology Prize, which opened for entries in October 2014.

Added: 09/03/2015 - 2:54pm | Read more...

Interview with one of the Inclusive Technology Prize judges- Jess Thom

Sarah Barnes of The Express recently interviewed Jess Thom who is one of the Inclusive Technology Prize judges.  “FROM involuntary movements in her legs that cause her to walk 'chaotically' to vocal tics that cause her to constantly say random words, youth worker Jes

Added: 15/01/2015 - 12:56pm | Read more...
Added: 02/12/2014 - 4:50pm | Read more...

Irwin Mitchell - Design for Life competition - deadline 1st December!

Irwin Mitchell has been running an innovation competition, Design for Life, aimed at uncovering ideas and inventions to help disabled people enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Added: 28/11/2014 - 11:29am | Read more...
Group work at the launch event.

The Launch. The Research. The Excitement!

Just over a week ago, we launched the Inclusive Technology Prize with partners, supporters and friends at Nesta’s head office.  Jess Thom of Tourettes Hero brought wonderful insight and highlighted why innovation and adaptation is so important in developing accessibl

Added: 29/10/2014 - 9:16am | Read more...

Press Release

£50,000 prize for enterprises and individuals to create new technologies, products and services that will enable disabled people equal access to life’s opportunities

Added: 28/10/2014 - 11:11am | Read more...

Welcome to the Inclusive Technology Prize platform!

Nesta is working with the Office for Disability Issues, Innovate UK, Business Innovation and Skills and Irwin Mitchell to champion assistive technology through the Inclusive Technology Prize, which is launched today!

Added: 16/10/2014 - 10:57am | Read more...

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