Here’s an exciting announcement I’ve been waiting weeks to make… I won the Irwin Mitchell Design For Life competition!
So what’s this? Let me explain:
Irwin Mitchell are a big law firm based in the UK. They help businesses with all manor of legal issues and processes such as contract law, negotiations, employment and IP etc.
Design For Life
Design For Life is a competition Irwin Mitchell launched in partnership with Disability Rights UK and Nesta to find the next big idea that uses inclusive design to increase the independence of people living with disabilities and ultimately improve their quality of life. Of over 100 entries submitted by people from across the UK my idea was selected as the overall winner!
The prize?… £10,000 worth of legal support and R&D, this will go a long way in helping me get this idea to market.
The Winning Idea
My idea is a device that allows people with hand-related disabilities to open awkward food and drink packaging easily and safely.
How? Well I can’t share the specifics of it with you just yet but all will be revealed over the coming months…