The 2020 Assistive Tech Challenge – deadline Feb 10

I love this idea – a competition to innovate solutions that improve the lives of people with disabilities. They report on the Destination Medical Center website

The Assistive Tech Challenge is a pitch competition presented by Destination Medical Center to facilitate greater independence for individuals with disabilities and the daily challenges they face. The Challenge is also intended to strengthen their ability to live more independently and help reduce the direct support workforce crisis confronting communities in the region and across the United States.

Participants in the Assistive Tech Challenge should develop a product or service related to:

  • Independent living

  • Access to employment

  • Support for care providers

  • Social skill development

  • Improved public infrastructure

And some of the details…

  • First Place in each category will receive $5,000. Second Place in each category will receive $2,500.
  • All first and second place teams will be eligible to participate in the Walleye Tank pitch competition in Minneapolis in May 2020.
  • Online Application Form will be available on January 6, 2020. Deadline for application is February 10, 2020.
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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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