The Mobility Unlimited Challenge
The $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge supports radical improvements in the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis through smarter assistive technology.
16 November 2017 Mobility Unlimited Challenge launches.
7 February 2018 Deadline to apply for a Discovery Award.
11 April 2018 Ten Discovery Award winners receive $50k each.
Funds used to develop applications to become a Finalist.
15 August 2018 Deadline to apply to become a Finalist in the Challenge.
Unnecessary to be a Discovery Awardee to become a Finalist.
14 January 2019 Five Finalist teams announced.
Each receives a $500k Finalist Development Grant.
September 2020 1 winning team receives a $1m Prize.
The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is run by the Toyota Mobility Foundation in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre.
Toyota Mobility Foundation
The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in August 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The Foundation aims to support strong mobility systems while eliminating disparities in mobility. It utilizes Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment, working in partnership with universities, governments, non-profit organizations, research institutions and other organizations to address mobility issues around the world. Programs include resolving urban transportation problems, expanding the utilization of personal mobility, and developing solutions for next generation mobility.