September 12, 2015
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), in partnership with Social Traders, have launched the ‘New World Pitch’ – a competition searching for innovative technology that will enhance the lives of people with disability.
The competition is looking for forward-thinking start-ups that use innovative and effective technology to transform the lives of people with disability, their families and carers.
Three finalists will be shortlisted to pitch at the NDIS New World: Disability in the 21st Century Conference and Trade Show, to be held at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre, from 27-29 October 2015.
“‘NDIS New World Pitch’ will encourage start-ups to think about real solutions and technological inventions in the disability sector. It will also provide three leading start-ups with unrivalled access to decision makers in the NDIS and an engaged audience of 1500 conference participants,” said David Bowen, Chief Executive Officer of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
“The ‘NDIS New World Pitch’ fits perfectly with our mission to support the growth of social enterprise in Australia and we are excited and optimistic about the innovative start-up ideas that might be uncovered that have the potential to make a real difference in the disability sector,” added Social Traders Managing Director, David Brookes.
Applications are now open and Australian start-ups with a solution for people with disability are invited to submit an online entry, between now and 21 September. Entries will be shortlisted on 28 September with finalists announced on 5th October.
All finalists (one per enterprise) will receive pitch coaching from Social Traders, flights from their nearest capital city to Brisbane and accommodation for the NDIS New World conference.
Social enterprises are encouraged to apply. Click here for competition details and to enter.