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AccessibleEU Ireland - Universal Design Grand Challenge 2023 (NW-IE-01)

This AccessibleEU event is a competition for students from Higher-Education Institutions in the republic of Ireland to demonstrate their knowledge of Universal Design.

In 2023 the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) will host the ninth Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards, this year under the auspices of the AccessibleEU consortium, to promote greater inclusion across Europe.

The Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) is a student competition that promotes and awards excellence in student projects that feature solutions that work for everyone. The UDGC invites third level students in their final two years of study, post grads and recent graduates to enter their best student project.

Each year, nine finalists from third-level institutions around Ireland present their designs to a panel of industry experts as part of the National Final. Winners are then announced in 3 categories:

  • Build Environment
  • Technology
  •  Products and Services.

In addition, there will also be a Peoples' Choice Winner and an Enterprise Ireland “Universal Design Commercialisation Award”.

All finalists will benefit from expert pitch training as part of the competition process. The winner of each category receives a cash prize and the coveted Universal Design Grand Challenge trophy for that category.

  • Target audience: Students, academics, industry professionals.

  • When: Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • Where: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

  • Format: Hybrid

  • Type of event: Networking

  • Language: English

  • Accessibility information: Captioning and sign interpretation in Irish

  • How to participate: Free registration

  • inclusion
  • Thursday 26 October 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 (IST)
  • Ireland

Practical information

Thursday 26 October 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 (IST)