HANDITEC (Exhibition of Technologies for the Handicapped), an Association under the 1901 law n° 7526, located at the Centre de Réadaptation , Route de Liverdy, CD 96, 77170 COUBERT is organizing a Competition on Innovation, with 6500€ prizes and a trophy. The event will take place from 8 to 10th June 2016 within the framework of the 12e European Exhibition on the Handicapped and Rehabilitation (AUTONOMIC) at the Parc des Expositions of Paris, Porte de Versailles (Hall 4 - Ground Level).
The competition is open to:
Article 3 OBJECTIVES
a) To induce creators to work towards the improvement of comfort and accessibility for all, and in particular for the handicapped, the elderly and the sensory disabled.
b) To study and promote products and ranges of products for BETTER LIVING, i.e. items or fittings of common use, likely to accommodate everybody.
The general theme must be connected to the work, the life at home in urban or country surroundings of any disabled individual (the elderly, the physically handicapped and the blind) and cover any aspect of the following areas:
a) ARCHITECTURE - Lodging and building : general concept, - Interior environment: furniture, doors, shutters, opening and closing devices, sanitary, taps, - Working conditions (space and equipment) - Exterior environment: home access, ramps, stairs, elevators, urban space, - In a more general sense, any concept increasing accessibility to buildings, - New public buildings (theatres, cinemas), - Public or private buildings to be renovated (project based on the existing structure). Imagine the most frequent situations the handicapped find themselves in. You are being asked to realize a project giving free access to everybody anywhere (a person with a child, a baby carriage, a caddie, an elderly person, somebody in a wheelchair or who has trouble walking, a blind person, a deaf person) at home or outside.
b) DESIGN - ERGONOMY Objects or ranges of objects improving
c) NEW TECHNOLOGIES ROBOTIC BUREAUTIC COMMUNICATION HOME EQUIPMENT
It would be advisable to demonstrate the functioning of the model presented. The functional, aesthetic, novelty and economic criteria will determine the selection of proposed models. They should enhance as much as possible any means of solving a particular difficulty in a given environment which can provide further opportunities for all users. Wherever the environment is improved, the actual handicap becomes less disabling. The best realizations and experimental research or applied projects in very diversified sectors such as education, work and leisure will be appreciated.
The competition involves 6 500 € in prizes dispatched as follows:
The HANDITEC prizes will be awarded on the 10th June 2016 by the HANDITEC Jury. Jury has the possibility to adjust prizes for students within the limit of 5 500€. For foreign students, an IBAN is required to receive the prize. PUBLIC VOTE: visitors will select their favourite project. This one will receive a 1000€ prize.
Article 6 Registration cards must be sent before the 21th March 2016 to the following address: HANDITEC Mademoiselle Julie Guérin Responsable du Concours D96 - Route de Liverdy 77170 COUBERT - FRANCE
Tél : 33 (0)1 64 42 20 44 (leave a message on the answering machine in case of absence)
Fax : 33(0)1 64 06 66 06.
You can register on the WEB at : http://www.handitec.com Email: email@example.com
Article 7 PROJECTS - One or two models for the architects and one or two pre-prototypes or models for the designers. They should fit on an 80/50 cm stand (maximum), no other dimensions will be accepted.
The candidates should be present or send their panels and models before the 21th March 2016 to Mademoiselle Julie Guérin, in charge of the Competition, at the HANDITEC premises, together with the explanatory file on their project. The preselecting jury will meet on the 4th April 2016.
The selected candidates will be given notice and will be able to explain their proposals if the preselecting jury requires it in view of the final selection. Final project must be delivered at 5 rue Ramey- 75018 Paris on 31st May 2016.
Article 10 FINAL SELECTION The HANDITEC Grand Jury will meet under the chairmanship of Ministry of Culture and Communication, on AUTONOMIC Exhibition in Hall 4, Competition stand, in the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles The prizes will be awarded on the 10th June 2016.
The candidates must be present everyday and especially on the 10th June in the morning, in order to explain their projects, and in the afternoon, for the prize-awarding ceremony. We strongly recommend that the candidates remain at the exhibition during the entire three days.
The Jury will be under the honorary Presidency of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The Jury will include: Doctor Pascal CHARPENTIER, CMPR of Coubert, President Monsieur Mickaël BRIQUET, Ergo therapist, PACT 77 Madame Annabel BROCHIER, Ergonomist, Madame Aude de CHAVAGNAC, Communication Pubique Administrator, Monsieur Christophe CURIEN, Painter, Madame Isabelle DAPZOL, Architect, ARCHITACT, Monsieur François GODLEWSKI, Ministry of Ecology Monsieur Olivier HARLAND, Journalist, France Télévision, Monsieur Mike LEVY, APCI Mme Joëlle MALICHAUD, Ministry of Culture (arts plastic delegation), Madame Fiona MEADOWS, Architect, French Architecture Institute, Monsieur Augustin MIQUEL, ANPEA Madame Marie MOREIRA, International project APCI, Madame Claire-Noëlle PIRIOU, Handicap Consultant, Madame Sophie SCHMUTZ, Ergo therapist, Coubert Madame Nicole TANNIERES, ANVAR, Madame Isabelle VALLEE, OSEO; Contingents on confirmation.
This document has been countersigned by Maître OLIVEAU, Notary, 4, place de la Révolution, 77680 Roissy en Brie.
The models which are left behind at the HANDITEC premises, at the Porte de Versailles on 10th June 2016 or thereafter in Coubert will be destroyed on the 10th September 2016.
The candidates are responsible for copyrights and patents for their projects. They remain the sole owners of their creations.
By taking part in the competition, the candidates agree that their projects will be used for their own promotion and promotion of the actual competition. They also agree to remain in touch with HANDITEC in order to facilitate such promotion. The organizers HANDITEC and AUTONOMIC will ensure a wide press coverage. The photographs taken by the organizers will be freely used by HANDITEC. Projects will be presented by the media (television channels, newspapers, radios...) during the exhibition and afterwards.
The presentation of panels is anonymous. Each candidate is given a number corresponding to his project presented to the Jury.
Actif-HANDITEC cannot be held responsible if the competition is cancelled, postponed or interrupted.
Candidates must agree to leave their project exhibited from the 8th June 9 a.m. to the 10th June 2016 17 p.m.
To take part in the competition, each candidate should aware of the present document stating its regulations and accept the clauses and measures involved as well as the sovereign decisions taken by the Jury.
The prize-winners commit themselves to inform Handitec about the evolution of their project.
TO ACCESS HANDITEC at COUBERT – Centre de Réadaptation de Coubert., Route de Liverdy – D 96, 77170 COUBERT Near Brie-Comte-Robert, on N 19 at the east of Paris. Autoroute de l'Est Train Station at Gretz HANDITEC at PARIS - PORTE DE VERSAILLES - SALON AUTONOMIC - HALL 4 - Ground Floor. Métro : PORTE DE VERSAILLES Mle Julie Guérin firstname.lastname@example.org In charge of Competition