AT innovators offered up to £200k to support African market

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Assisted tech (AT) innovators can apply for grants of up to £200,000 by the Assistive Technology Impact Fund Global Call (ATIF).

Innovators can find out more about the opportunity for AT in the Africa market during a launch event on Wednesday, 10 February running from 10am to 11.30am.

Attendees will join world by world leading AT experts: Professor of Interaction Design & Innovation at UCL’s Interaction Centre and Academic Director of the Global Disability Innovation Hub; and Chapal Khasnabis, World Health Organisation and Magdalena Banasiak, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.

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One billion people globally live with disability, but 90% of these people lack access to affordable assistive technology (AT) innovations which would drastically improve their quality of life.

This failure is not due to a lack of products, the AT sector is steeped in innovation and creativity, but those products are not getting to the people who need them. The Assistive Technology Impact Fund (ATIF) exists to change the prospects of the innovators in this space by supporting the growth of the sector in Africa.

ATIF has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, led by the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub. It is a collaboration between GDI Hub, Brink, Tamara Giltsoff and Catalyst Fund. The partnership combines deep expertise in AT, innovation and venture building in Africa, respectively.

To register for the launch event, click here.

Lee Peart

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