technology-imageGoogle is searching for new solutions from innovators that will impact the lives of people with disability. The world’s largest internet company┬áhas committed US$20 million to fund the best ideas to make them happen.

It is all part of the Google Impact Challenge designed to help create more access and opportunity for the one billion people living with disability. Exciting ideas in this field are already a reality with 3D printed prosthetic limbs, eye-controlled communication software and portable hearing diagnostics just some of the wave of innovations that are making a difference to the lives of people with disability. Projects can include cutting-edge technology however innovative applications of existing technology are welcome. Grants may be up to US$1 million and range from one to three years, depending on project risk.

Proposals are open to non-profit organisations and public charities and ideas are being accepted until September 30, 2015.

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