The MS community spoke. And the world listened.

We’ve received

40 genius ideas,

each answering one of our three challenge briefs. From these, our Judging Panel selected a shortlist of three, of which one was voted the winner by the wider world.

The Briefs

Take a look through the three challenge briefs of The World vs.MS 2016. You never know, you might be inspired with a solution of your own.

Fernando’s challenge

Bladder control

Diagnosed with MS 12 years ago, Fernando was forced to take early retirement due the daily struggles he faces with bladder control.

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Paula’s challenge


Paula suffers from extreme cold sensitivity in her feet and no matter what she does, she can’t get them to stay warm. With this, her whole body constantly feels cold and it’s beginning to affect every aspect of her life.

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Giacomo’s challenge

Walking with MS

Giacomo and his wife Silien love to travel, but her MS has a direct impact on her ability to get around, imposing limits on the life they live together.

View full brief

The winning idea was from 

Team TEM

with a solution to Fernando’s challenge. Team TEM was inspired to answer this challenge because of one of their team member’s personal experience with the challenge.

View the winning idea

The Judging Criteria

Our judges looked at each of the ideas submitted and considered how much they answered the brief, were feasible and, above all, offered practical solutions that could make a real difference to the lives of those living with MS. They shortlisted our three finalists based on the criteria below:

  • How the idea brings genuine value to people living with MS
  • How successfully it addresses an unmet need
  • How the idea can be scaled up to benefit the most people within the MS community
  • How complete/practical/viable the idea is
  • How creative and innovative the idea is

What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects around 2.5 million people worldwide.1 In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks the nerves in the brain so they can’t send messages properly, causing the disabilities associated with the condition.2 Symptoms vary from person to person and from day to day.2 It’s this unpredictability that means every day can pose a new challenge for those living with MS.

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References: 1. Prevalence and incidence of multiple sclerosis. MS Trust. Available at: Last accessed: August 2016. 2. Introduction to MS. MS Trust. Available at: Last accessed: August 2016.

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