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Rochester, Minnesota, Aug. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency is pleased to introduce the Assistive Tech Challenge - a pitch competition presented by Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square in collaboration with The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region and the disABILITY Mayo Clinic Employee Resource Group to facilitate greater independence for individuals with disabilities and the daily challenges they face.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Assistive Technology Expo
Heintz Center, Rochester, Minnesota
Expo Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Assistive Tech Challenge Pitch Competition: 12 Noon – 3:30 p.m.
The Assistive Tech Challenge seeks solutions to:
Who can participate:
Anyone interested in forming a team and developing innovative assistive technology solutions that would allow people with visible and invisible disabilities to live more independently, engage in productive employment, and participate in community life.
There are two divisions:
Open (community-based teams and students)
Professional (corporations formed with annual revenues not exceeding $250,000)
Innovations in both personal technology and the public realm/public infrastructure will be encouraged. Teams will be asked to address the following questions in a five-minute presentation to an expert panel of judges, followed by three minutes of Q&A:
$15,000 will be awarded by The Arc Minnesota to the first and second place winners in each division to further advance their idea.
First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
All first and second place teams will be eligible to participate in the Walleye Tank pitch competition in Rochester, MN on December 7, 2018.
All teams must submit an application to Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency by October 19, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions. (FAQs)
Orientation and workshop sessions will be announced soon.
To learn more, visit dmc.mn.
Bill Von Bank Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency 5072169724 firstname.lastname@example.org