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Adaptable and smart homes will be the future in the developed world with advantages from saving energy to creating homes suitable for a lifetime.
The Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge (HSAUDC) is an open call for ideas that can demonstrate innovation in the design and delivery of solutions for adaptable and smart homes.
HSAUDC offers up to €100,000 in prizes.
The overarching objective of the HSAUDC is to develop ideas that will improve the quality of life for older persons in Ireland in the context of Action 2.19 of the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness and the Programme of Actions for Smart Ageing.
In this regard, the HSAUDC invites entries from anyone with a novel and inventive idea that can be further presented as a solution; that is feasible, cost effective and has the potential for mainstreaming into the future in support of smart ageing solutions in the three distinct areas of:
smart technologies in housing for older people, and/or;
adaptation of existing houses to meet the needs of older people, and/or;
Ideas must be submitted by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 13th March 2017. To qualify, entries will be screened for eligibility and completeness against the Entry Requirements.
Qualifying ideas will be scored by a Judging Panel against the Round 1 Evaluation Criteria.