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2006 Engineer Jaime Filipe Prize Competition

 - 02/07/2006

Logo of the Access Program The competition for the 2006 version of the Engineer Jaime Filipe Prize runs until 31st July. This initiative aims to reward innovative concepts preventing and promoting autonomy for people in situations of dependency.

As well as aiming to make a contribution to the emergence of innovative concepts promoting autonomy and humanisation of care, this prize in tribute to the founder of the Innovation Centre for the Disabled (CIDEF) also seeks to promote the development of instruments and technologies that optimise and prolong physical, mental and social abilities and guarantee better quality of life. It also aims to stimulate the adoption of reparatory measures for lost abilities, raising awareness of society in general and the industry sector, in particular regarding the emergence of a little-explored niche market, as well as the need to encourage the marketing of innovative lower cost pro-mobility means and to stimulate creativity in the technological and design field in this little-developed domain.

Promoted by the Social Security Institute (site in Portuguese), the Engineer Jaime Filipe Prize consists of a financial element - a prize of five thousand euros - and a trophy awarded by the Lisbon CERCI, stemming from Isabel Caeiro’s original idea. Individuals over 18 who are resident in Portugal may apply, as may companies based in Portugal.

For more information (in Portuguese), go to the Engineer Jaime Filipe Prize Internet page.

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