Monday, 31 March 2008

ONCE International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for The Blind and Visually Impaired

ONCE has announced the Fifth International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for The Blind and Visually Impaired. Held every two years, the award aims to promote technological developments that make a substantial contribution to facilitating the integration and normality in the lives of blind and visually impaired people.The prize money (€240,000) is intended to contribute to the development of quality projects that are proven to be viable and likely to promote significant advances in engineering, artificial intelligence, computing, telecommunications, micro-technology and nanoelectronics, particularly in the fields indicated in the announcement. Entries should be received before 5 September 2008. Previous winning projects were from Spain (4th year), United States (3rd year), Sweden (2nd year) and the UK (1st year). Detailed information is published in English on the ONCE website: The 5th ONCE International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for The Blind and Visually Impaired

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