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:
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.