Invitation to enter the Universal Design Challenge 2017

Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge 2017 now open
Homes for Smart Ageing are delighted to launch the Homes for Smart Ageing Universal Design Challenge 2017, with €100,000 worth of prizes for the best ideas to help tackle the challenge of a growing and ageing population. 
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;
  • life-time communities.
Ideas must be submitted by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 13 March 2017 and you can do so by clicking the button below.
The Winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin on 28 June 2017 and awarded a prize of €50,000.
The Winner may be invited to participate in further promotional activities on Smart Ageing.
Find the HSAUDC Entry Form, Terms and Conditions and other Useful Information at:
HSAUDC Contact: Hugh Torpey:
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