About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

In 2014 we launched the Inclusive Technology Prize to inspire people to improve or develop assistive living aids, adaptations, products and systems that will make a real difference to the lives of disabled people.

The challenge prize received over 200 applications, which were eventually whittled down to 10 finalists, ranging from affordable 3D printed bionic hands to an open source communication aid. The finalists each received up to £10,000, alongside support from the Challenge Prize Centre, to improve and refine their products.

A final award of £50,000 was given to open source communication aid The Open Voice Factory (formally known as AzuleJoe). £35,000 was also awarded to Evolvable Walking Aid and an additional £15,000 went to How Do I?