SUITCEYES is among the 24 innovations from 200 submissions that has made it to the short list of the Innovation Radar Prize 2021. The next step towards winning the Innovation Radar Prize will be to participate in a public voting. This voting takes place on, where all 24 selected innovations will be introduced to the public.

The voting will start on the 23rd of September and end on the 29th.

The result of the voting will be considered by the jury during their selection of the 12 finalists who will present their innovation on the e-pitching event on the 21st of October, from 3:00 to 5:30 pm (CET time).

If SUITCEYES becomes a finalist, this will not be positive just for the project, it will also highlight deafblindness at a totally different level.

Nasrine Olson, SUITCEYES Project Coordinator

The aim of the SUITCEYES project is to fundamentally improve the living situation of people with deafblindness by expanding their communication options via an intelligent piece of clothing. Equipped with a mini-computer, camera, echo sounder and vibration motors, the developed waistcoat picks up information from the environment and transmits it to the wearer via vibrations as “haptic communication”. Connected to a Tactile Board, which is based on a tablet with a special fabric cover, text messages and voice commands can also be translated into haptic messages. This promotes inclusion and accessibility and enables those affected to participate more in society.

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Using intelligence gathered with the Innovation Radar method, the European Commission has, since 2015, been awarding the annual Innovation Radar Prize to the best EU-funded innovators.