Calling all inventors and innovators: best World Cerebral Palsy Day ideas shortlisted

Calling all inventors and innovators: best World Cerebral Palsy Day ideas shortlisted

01, December 2012

World Cerebral Palsy Day on 4 September 2012 saw a global call-out for ideas about what people living with cerebral palsy need to make their lives more independent or rewarding. From the thousands of ideas submitted, three have been shortlisted following a public vote, and now have the chance to be turned into reality.

The ‘Change My World in 1 Minute’ campaign at www.worldcpday.org is seeking the world’s best minds – be they social activists, researchers, inventors or innovators – to create these projects. A total prize pool of $25,000 is available across the three selected ideas to those that can best bring them to life.

Individuals, groups or companies have until the end of March to create finished products that match the ideas shortlisted. The World Cerebral Palsy Day Panel will then review these finished products and choose the winners. Prize money will be available for the best finished product for each of the three ideas, as long as the final products are deemed to successfully replicate the shortlisted ideas.

The successful creations will be announced on Friday 19 April 2013 on the World Cerebral Palsy Day website. Progress on the commercial production and availability of the winning creations will be updated via the World Cerebral Palsy Day website, social media, print and broadcast media. The winning products will be launched on the world stage by next World Cerebral Palsy Day, 3 September 2013.

The three short-listed ideas are:

  • Fold-up motorised wheelchair
  • Documentary: Cerebral Palsy in the 21st Century
  • Solar-powered wheelchair

For more information, please visit www.worldcpday.org