Digital Inclusion Innovation Contest – Overview – Open Innovation

November 21, 2012

Contest Overview

Digital Inclusion Innovation Contest – briefing event on Thursday 29th November, in London

Summary

The Digital Inclusion Innovation Contest is being run in conjunction with Scope, RNIB and the University of York and is offering businesses up to £48,000 each in funding for the development of innovative commercial prototypes. We are looking for applications under three challenges focusing on different areas of the digital inclusion theme

The challenges

one award of up to £48,000* for the development of a prototype service or application in the ‘sensory assistance’ challenge area supported by the University of York. For more information please click here.

one award of up to £48,000* for the development of a prototype service or application in the ‘inclusive media’ challenge area supported by RNIB. For more information please click here.

one award of up to £48,000* for the development of a prototype service or application in the ‘accessible Internet of Things’ challenge area supported by Scope. For more information please click here.

Benefits

The successful applicants will benefit from:

funding of £48,000 to produce their commercial prototype

gain from exposure to a range of leading sector partners

test their proposed application or service with leading sector partners

promote their prototype solution via the IC tomorrow programme

retain their intellectual property

register a trial on the IC tomorrow digital test bed.

Apply

The contest takes place over a two stage process, to apply for stage one you simply need to fill out our simple online application form and produce a two minute video about your proposal by 12 noon Tuesday 8 January.  We aim to pick nine finalists to go through to the second stage which will include a live pitch to a panel of judges.

via Digital Inclusion Innovation Contest – Overview – Open Innovation.

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