Partner Meeting

24 - Nov - 2017

At the partner meeting hosted by Swissnex, the ICRC Enable Makeathon 2 shared the list of the 15 finalists with their ecosystem partners on November 9th 2017.

The partners included all the different parts of the ecosystem needed to take an idea through an innovation process all the way to the market. Around the table were NGOs and centres of excellence: APD, St. John’s Hospital Makers and Fabricators: Workbench projects, IKP, Ushtara, Engineers:  Technology Institutes: IEEE Domain mentors: Mohan Sundaram of Artilab Business Mentors: Biju Chandrasekharan of Finnovate Marketing Companies: Innovation Alchemy Incubators: Social Alpha, IKP

The EM2 organisers shared the prototypes of each team with a gap analysis of their submissions. The upcoming co creation process was also explained and the role of the partners in that process outlined.

Key Takeaway – Partners were able to identify teams they were interested in supporting at this stage thereby enabling teams to come into co creation with the right ecosystem of support.

Partner Visits  

In continuing to build the innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs participating in the Enable Makeathon in Bangalore we visited several incubation labs, fabrication centres and have formal MoUs in place with several of them to ensure we offer the best during the co creation process.

Some of our fabrication and design partners are: NID Incubation Lab, who are among the very few institutions in India offering universal design courses.

For the co creation in London –
The Global Disability Innovation Hub is looking forward to hosting the UK’s first Enable Makeathon programme. Based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the new tech-heart of Europe, Enable Makeathon teams will take part in an exciting and diverse programme to move their ideas into market ready products.

With global experts joining the programme, it is a great opportunity for teams to develop their ideas alongside industry leaders, learning from big business and entrepreneurs, as well as leading academics.

The London programme is being led by University College London.

Interested in joining the Enable Makeathon Movement?  Sign up here

Who should join? There is a huge gap in meeting the essential needs of persons with disabilities. Are you passionate about this space? Do you believe there is something you can offer?

Do you believe that persons with disability should drive innovation and service provision related to their needs?

Do you have skills, expertise and experience that can contribute to the innovation process?

Let us know why and how you would like to help, and take part in voting for your favourite teams in the EM2