Innovate Now: Demo Day, Cohort 6 Share Their Products [Friday, 9th December]

Poster invite to Innovate Now's Demo day.

Innovate Now, Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator, is a partnership between Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), ICT Norway and Norad to recruit the next generation of cutting-edge disability innovators to drive Africa as a technology powerhouse. Demo Day for our 6th cohort of Assistive Tech (AT) ventures is an opportunity for founders to share […]

Innovation Spotlight: Building a walking companion for the visually impaired.

Brian, founder of Hope Tech plus working on one of his innovations at a lab.

This blog is part of our weekly #InnovationSpotlight-exploring the stories of ventures within our GDI Hub Accelerate portfolio. Here we meet Hope Tech , a start-up that completed our Kenyan-based Innovate Now Accelerator. Having attended an integrated high school, Brian, the CEO and founder of Hope Tech Plus Limited, chose to design solutions for visual impairments when he was given […]

Innovation Spotlight: From recovery to innovation: the journey to create a revolutionary, low cost, all-terrain wheelchair, that can be manufactured with basic tools, using locally available materials and components.

Ken Mwarandu talking to a man on a wheelchair

This blog is part of our weekly #InnovationSpotlight-exploring the stories of ventures within our GDI Hub Accelerate portfolio. Here we meet The Accessibility Institute (TAI) , a social enterprise that completed our Kenyan-based Innovate Now Accelerator. After being involved in an accident and requiring a wheelchair during his recovery period, Janna found himself in a […]

Completing the communication cycle – how a mentoring experience began a journey into machine learning and avatars to create a new sign language interpretation tool.

Elly Savatia, founder of Veezaviz smiles while looking into the camera

22-year-old Elly Savatia’s journey in innovation started quite early in his high school years.   “I remember seeing a student who used crutches almost fall while using the stairs, and I thought of a prototype of a staircase that would reconfigure itself into a ramp or stairs based on the need.” Says Savatia.   This was the […]

Assistive Tech for children and learning dominates Innovate Now’s 5th Demo Day, as Africa’s first disability accelerator drives momentum in the digital innovation space 

Images of judging panel sitting at a table

Innovate Now held its 5th Demo Day on the 5th of August 2022 in Nairobi. The Demo Day was the first one under the digital assistive technology an entrepreneurship project-a partnership between GDI Hub, ICT Norway and Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). In a hybrid fashion combining in-person and online demos, eight assistive technology ventures […]

Innovate Now: Demo Day, cohort 5 share their products [Friday 5 August]

Image of women smiling in a wheelchair, with some of information shared in the above article.

Demo Day for our 5th cohort of ventures is an opportunity for founders to share their innovations, their journey, and how they plan to scale. For investors this is a unique opportunity to hear more on return on investment, market opportunity and why the AT sector is one to watch. Join us.

Meet our latest cohort (#5) – as they work to build digital solutions that change lives

Image of profile all 8 founders in cohort 5 of innovate now

Innovate Now are delighted to share more on our cohort 5 ventures as they continue their innovation journey. Supported by the expert team behind Innovate Now, ventures receive learning, mentorship, live lab’s and ecosystem access – helping to refine and develop strategic, product based, design and marketing approaches to maximise assistive tech solutions. Learning Differently […]