Innovation Challenge


Do You Want to Win $5000?

Join the Innovation Challenge at WearRAcon 18 and be seen by potential investors! The annual event is
scheduled to take place March 21 – 23, 2018 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ (USA). We are
seeking entries that represent the most innovative ideas in wearable robotic technology. The winner will
receive international recognition and $5,000 to support development and commercialization of the technology.

2017 winner

Last year’s competition winner, Volker Bartenbach, introduced the EduExo. The EduExo is a robotics
exoskeleton kit for STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) education and is now on track to
become the first commercially available robotic exoskeleton kit.

The review committee will select as many as ten (10) finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their

product concepts at WearRAcon 18. The winning entry will be selected through live voting by conference
attendees and a panel of judges representing industry, government, academia, and corporate executives. The
top three projects will all receive awards. The one considered to be the most innovative will be announced at
the conference, and will receive $5,000 to accelerate the new technology.

View all 2017 submissions

View all 2016 submissions


 Applicants must demonstrate an ability to move the proposed plan to completion, showing how the
prize can accelerate any step along the path to market.
 Applicants may reside in any country. No specific background or experience is required.
 Finalists must register and attend WearRAcon 18.

More information on the third annual competition will be available soon. Please check the website for deadlines 
and submission details.

Thank you to our Innovation Challenge Sponsors:

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