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The Aid Innovation Challenge calls for entries from design engineers

03 June 2011

The organiser of the aid event AidEx have launched a competition to find the next big invention that will help the supply of humanitarian aid to those in developing countries. Do you have a great design idea but haven't managed to put pen to paper yet? Well, here's your chance. Prizes include a £2,500 grant to develop your idea. Your entry to The Aid Innovation Challenge should serve the needs of aid relief so there are specific areas to concentrate upon.

These might include: assisting water/food aid; the provision of better medical care, particularly in rural or basic conditions; improvements to communications or sanitation, or ways of assisting efforts to shelter the homeless. The organiser is open to any other creative ideas.

Shortlisted entrants will have the chance to pitch their ideas to well known inventors, including Michael Pritchard (Lifesaver Systems) and Trevor Baylis (the clockwork powered radio). Entries must be submitted before 5pm on Monday 27th June.

There's a full brief and entry form on the AidEx website. Alternatively, email

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