Innovate Now Director addresses RightsCon 2022

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Bernard Chiira, Director of Innovate Now recently spoke at RightsCon 2022 on how to dismantle ablism in technology systems:  “Codified ablism could be the most immediate threat to the future of inclusion for persons with disabilities. AT Global Disability Innovation Hub, we innovate for disability to create a fairer world. We must address ablism as […]

Innovate Now accelerator announces its fifth cohort of Assistive Technology innovators, supporting a new wave of momentum in the disability innovation space in Africa.

Nairobi 16th May 2022: Innovate Now, Africa first Assistive Technology (AT) Accelerator has announced its fifth cohort of innovators, ventures providing digital AT or using digital to increase access to AT products or services. Led by Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), The digital AT and entrepreneurship project under Innovate Now is a partnership between […]

Join our ‘all you need to know’ webinar. Monday 25th April, 3-3.30pm

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Thinking of applying for Africa’s first assistive technology accelerator? Join our upcoming webinar which will cover all you need to know including FAQ’s, application tips and guidance. About this event: Monday 25th April, 3-3.30pm EAT We’ll share lots of information about the Innovate Now accelerator – from the support provided to the structure of the curriculum. […]

Innovate Now, in the news

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In March Innovate Now held a media briefing for the launch of the digital assistive technology and entrepreneurship project, as we opened applications for cohort 5.0. Launching the call During the event, held at the Norway Embassy in Kenya, we announced that applications were now open for cohort 5.0 – with a focus on African […]

Innovate Now, Africa’s first AT accelerator reignited as Norwegian government backs African innovation

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https://youtu.be/6KDLp6v0SYc Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology accelerator is recruiting the most promising innovators in a cutting edge move to boost Kenya’s momentum as an assistive technology powerhouse. NAIROBI – 2nd March, 2022:  A new partnership between Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), ICT Norway and Norad, indicates a new wave of momentum in the […]

Regulations in Assistive Technology

When you speak to people in entrepreneurial ecosystems, regulations are rarely at the top of peoples lists of favourite things to think about. However, regulations, standards and certifications do however play an important role in any tech sector. They ensure that the products and services are safe, of acceptable quality, and provide ways for governments […]

Emerging African Ecosystems

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For local founders, creating an assistive technology (AT) company offers the opportunity to significantly improve the lives of people in your community. For international founders looking to enter new markets, African entrepreneurial ecosystems offer a vibrant and untapped customer base, exciting experiences, and the added bonus of providing meaningful benefits to customers that have historically been unable […]

Safariseat Maker TAI Scoops Judges Award at Innovate Now Cohort 4.0 Demo

Safariseat Maker TAI Scoops Judges Award at Innovate Now Cohort 4.0 Demo

Innovate Now, the Global Disability Innovation Hub, and Amref Health Africa Kenyan-based assistive technology Startup accelerator held its fourth demo day on Tuesday 14th September 2021.  “We are excited about being awarded the Innovate Now judges award. Our participation in the accelerator was really valuable in validating SafariSeat’s upcoming updates and new services for our […]