Co-sponsored by Medgadget, the 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge, “a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes,” is gathering up steam. As we have reported before, the contest is looking for unique, practical, and novel design ideas that may one day be applied to real products for diabetics. The winners of the design challenge will receive both prize money and consulting time with design firm IDEO. How much money? Now even more of it!
Please note the following newly announced updates to the competition:
increased prize money (we have an additional $200 from DexCom and an additonal $1000 from two anonymous sponsors, bringing the total to $3200) we’d now like to open up to “paper” submissions as well as YouTube videos (requirements are a 2-3 page written “elevator pitch” plus supporting graphics). extension of the submission deadline to midnight PST on Monday, June 16, 2008. Winners will be announced on Friday, June 20, 2008.