Calling all innovators! Do you have an idea for a product that can help improve the lives of children with disabilities?
UNICEF and Petrosains are teaming up to host an inclusive Makeathon on July 22 2017. This fun, 1-day event aims to pair children with disabilities and their families with experts from the private sector (3D modelers, product designers, engineers, occupational therapists and technologists) to imagine and prototype simple assistive household devices. Six semi-finalists will have the opportunity to present their products to a judging panel in a follow-up public event, to win support to manufacture and distribute a fixed amount of their product within the local community.
We invite you to visit our webpage and submit your idea before 11 July 2017! http://www.innovationlab.my/makeathon/
(Please note, all teams must include a child with disabilities to provide their feedback and ideas on product design and function). We’d also appreciate if you could share information on the upcoming #thisability Makeathon with your networks (see attached social media post).