Novartis launches Innovation Prize for Assistive Tech to encourage new technologies that address unmet needs of the multiple sclerosis community

Novartis launches Innovation Prize for Assistive Tech to encourage new technologies that address unmet needs of the multiple sclerosis community

Publication date: Nov 28, 2019

The Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) identifies and embraces technology that aims to improve mobility and daily life for people living with MS Applications are open worldwide to the tech community, innovators, design experts, patient advocates – anyone with an idea to make everyday life better for those with MS or mobility-limiting disabilities The applications will be accepted until January 10, 2020 at 17:00 ET and the winners will be announced at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas on March 13, 2020 In order to develop their innovation, the first-place winner will receive a prize worth $250,000 and the second-place winner will receive $50,000* To launch this initiative, Novartis is proud to work with WIRED Brand Lab, alongside other key collaborators such as Techstars, Shift. ms, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and more Basel, November 21, 2019 – -Every day, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) face difficult and unique mobility challenges that can make regular activities such as walking, speaking, and living out comfortable lives extremely difficult,” said John Tsai, Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, Novartis.

-Novartis is deeply invested in this community, and it is our hope that through this Innovation Prize, we can help reimagine care for people living with MS by encouraging new technologies addressing some of the challenges faced by those living with MS and their loved ones. “

-We are excited to see how the Novartis Innovation Prize will stimulate new innovation and drive conversation around improving quality of life for those living with MS and other mobility-limiting conditions. “

*Subject to the terms and conditions found the Innovation Prize The Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for MS identifies and embraces technology that aims to improve the mobility, accessibility, and activities of daily life for these individuals and others living with mobility-limiting conditions.

The Prize aims to spur investment and dialogue across the many needs of people living with MS, and other people living with mobility-limiting conditions.

More information, including application requirements, judging criteria, and terms and conditions can be found on the application Multiple Sclerosis MS is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that affects around 2. 3 million people worldwide[1].

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