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Aid Innovation Challenge to reward aid delivery inventions

Aid Innovation Challenge to reward aid delivery inventions

The Aid Innovation Challenge is looking for the best inventions that can make a difference in the delivery of humanitarian and development aid worldwide.

The Challenge is part of the annual AidEx event, a platform for humanitarian and development aid professionals to facilitate improvements in the delivery
of humanitarian aid.

Design agencies, manufacturers and suppliers of aid products can enter under the “business” category. The “individuals” category is open to inventors and students specialising in design or engineering. The category winner will receive a grant worth £2,000 (€2,460).

Nicholas Rutherford, AidEx Event Director: “We want to hear from people with cutting-edge inventions that will boost the delivery of aid in areas such as medical care, water, sanitation, food, security or shelter. This is an exceptional opportunity to pitch your invention to key buyers and procurers and get world-class feedback from the humanitarian aid community.”

Last year’s winning inventions were a discrete portable medication dispenser and scheduler for people living with HIV in developing countries and the LeafBed, a biodegradable bed which provides a sleeping alternative for disaster relief victims still living in evacuation camps months after an incident.

The deadline for entries is 27 July 2012.

www.aid-expo.com/en/visitor-zone/EventHighlights/AidInnovationChallenge.aspx

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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