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October 14, 2019
The Wearable Robotics Association has issued a call for entries for its annual Innovation Challenge. Earn a prize for a new technology or idea that will benefit the wearable robotics Industry. The Innovation Challenge opened on October 1, 2019 and closes January 24, 2020.
The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is inviting entries that represent innovative new ideas in wearable robotic technology for the Innovation Challenge as part of WearRAcon. The winner will receive international recognition and a $5,000 cash prize to support development and commercialization of the technology.
Participants can upload concept papers by January 24, 2020. The review committee will select up to 10 finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts at WearRAcon 20, March 30 to April 1 at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, AZ (USA). The winning entry will be selected through live voting by conference attendees and a panel of judges representing industry, government, academia and corporate executives. The top projects will receive awards. The one considered as the most innovative will be announced at the conference and will receive $5,000 to accelerate the new technology.
Submissions are due by January 24, 2020. The proposal must include information about intellectual property and the development outline with milestones for deliverables. Explain the potential impact on the wearable robotics community, as well as significance of this concept as an advancement for the industry.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the prize can accelerate any step along the path to market. Applicants may reside in any country. No specific background or experience is required. Finalists must register and attend WearRAcon 20.
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