If you're a maker in the Manchester area, or fancy a trip to Manchester on the 12th of November, we've got an event you're likely to love: Manchester MS Ideation Day, a 'hack-day' taking place as part of The World vs. MS in an effort to improve the lives of those with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease the cause of which is not fully understood and for which there is no cure, though treatments exist to improve function and reduce the chances of further attacks. MS is suffered more than two million people people world wide, with attacks twice as common in women as in men. The World vs. MS is a global search for ideas to solve the challenges faced by those with MS, and Manchester MS Ideation Day just one of a range of similar events taking place globally this month.
Those taking part in Manchester MS Ideation Day will be fed, watered, and given a chance to participate solo or in teams to come up with ideas to make the lives of those with MS easier in some way. The best idea will take home a £300 cash prize, while those choosing to submit their entries into the global The World vs. MS challenge will have a shot at a €100,000 development grant to take the idea further.
Keynote talks also form part of the event, with The Bank of Creativity founder Nick Entwhistle, Havas Lynx chief creative officer Tom Richards, and creative technologist Dan Hett, who regular readers may remember from his work on the Arduino-powered Scribbler interactive art installation.
More information, and free tickets, can be found on the Eventbrite page.
To show our support for The World vs.MS, the team here at Havas Lynx decided we wanted to hold our very own Manchester MS Ideation Day, in order to tap into the amazing creative talent the North West has and together try to change some people’s lives!