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Inclusive Technology Prize

This report explores the insights and lessons learnt from the Inclusive Technology Prize.

This report explores the insights and lessons learnt from the Inclusive Technology Prize, which sought to champion innovative assistive technology and encourage co-creation with disabled people.

Designed and led by Nesta and run in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability, 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 looked for innovative products, technologies and systems that enable disabled people, their families, friends and carers equal access to life’s opportunities.

There are over 12 million people with a limiting long-term illness or impairment in Great Britain. Many disabled people rely on assisted living technologies to support them in their everyday lives. But there is a strong view that the development and manufacture of aids, adaptations and products have not kept pace with new technologies, materials, design and manufacturing seen in other areas. Additionally, assistive tech products are often not tested and developed with potential users, disabled people.

The Inclusive Technology Prize aimed to support the development of assistive technologies with the potential of changing people’s lives.

Authors: Constance Agyeman, Eleonora Corsini, Zofia Jackiewicz, Charlotte Macken

Authors

Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Head of International Development and Communities

Constance leads on an International Development portfolio and a range of relationships and socially focused prizes across the UK and Europe for the Centre for Challenge Prizes.

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Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Programme Manager

Charlotte is a Programme Manager in Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre, having previously worked for an international development charity with an emphasis on community and youth.

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Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Assistant Programme Manager

Zofia in an assistant programme manager working on UK and International prizes.

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Eleonora Corsini

Eleonora Corsini

Eleonora Corsini

Prizes Impact and Learning Manager, Challenge Prize Centre

Eleonora was the Prizes Impact and Learning Manager for the Challenge Prize Centre, with a focus on international development. She worked on the Data Driven Farming Prize as well as ...

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