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In “Harnessing the Potential of the UK’s Home Grown Inventors” – The Government’s Proposed Industrial Strategy, 24 Jan 2017 I noted that part of the government’s industrial strategy is
“……. seek to harness the potential of the UK’s home-grown inventors and stimulate user led innovation by launching a challenge prize programme. This prize, which will be piloted through the NESTA Challenge Prize Centre, will help inform our support to the ‘everyday entrepreneurs’ operating in companies and at home – such as through supporting enabling environments, incubators and maker spaces.”
The competition was launched in August 2017 and received over 180 entries. A shortlist of 10 finalists was announced in NESTA Inventor Shortlist on 31 Jan 2018. Each of those finalists received £5,000 and mentoring from Barclay’s Eagle Labs to perfect their inventions.
The shortlisted inventions have now been evaluated and Neurofenix Limited‘ is the winner. Its invention is the Neuroball which encouragea stroke patients to perform hand and arm exercises and thereby recover their manual dexterity.
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