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UNIKATE Ideas Competition

  • 2024-07-05

The call for the UNIKATE 2025 is now open – students can apply for the competition with their ideas for inclusive technologies.

UNIKATE Ideas Competition
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The UNIKATE Prize celebrates ideas that lead to new inclusive technologies, allowing people with disabilities to experience greater autonomy and equality in society. UNIKATE ideas and prototypes facilitate a shared life of mutual respect and are developed together with people with disabilities.

We’re excited to announce the launch of the UNIKATE Ideas Competition for 2024/2025. The prize is aimed at students (school, HTL, university) with creative minds and technical backgrounds who want to develop inclusive technology in collaboration with people with disabilities. Five winning projects will receive access to €1000 in resources to build their prototypes, and teams that complete their prototypes will receive a prize of € 2000.

We’re inviting participants to submit their unique projects and innovative ideas by November 1, 2024. Find more info in the call for applications:

The best submissions will be invited to an Incubator Workshop that will be hosted at TU Wien in late November. This will offer a fantastic opportunity for inclusive teams to form and develop their ideas further. The teams will be supported by researchers from TU Wien Informatics.


UNIKATE is a collaborative project between UNIQA, the Austrian Disability Council, and TU Wien Informatics’ Research Unit for Human-Computer Interaction. The annual competition provides a platform for inclusivity and shared development of innovative ideas. Find more info about winning prototypes of the last competitions here.

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