Innovate Now Africa Accelerator

innovate now africa assistive technology accelerator program for africans

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Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator

Over the course of four acceleration cycles, Innovate Now assisted with the creation of 21 African assistive technology businesses. To develop market-fit, scalable, and investable assistive technologies, African start-ups receive mentorship, education, and expert support over a 3-6 month period (AT).

Active learning

A programme of learning centred around user, market, product and business development


Hands on mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, product developers and disability experts

Live labs

Clinical partners to help you understand, validate and test AT products and services with disabled individuals


Entrepreneur keynotes showcase the realities, success and challenges of venture building

Demo day

Pitch to a panel of judges, and an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and leaders in AT

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. Building on AT2030 funding by UK aid, Innovate Now’s next phase will focus on Digital AT and Entrepreneurship.

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Increasingly AT is digital, or requires digital capabilities. Digital AT are frontier technologies supporting the full inclusion of persons with disabilities. We are looking for innovation-driven startups who are improving access to assistive technology through digital means or offering digital assistive technology solutions across education, healthcare, livelihoods and other sectors. Apply to join us. 

We’re speaking to innovation-driven startups with proof-of-concept that are enhancing AT access digitally or providing digital AT solutions for employment, healthcare, and education.

Deadline for application is 15th August 2022

Click here and apply now

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1 thought on “innovate now africa assistive technology accelerator program for africans”

  1. thesele maseribane

    i have been following utibeetim publication one was trying to recruirt my nation especially the youth in lesotho to capture this opportunitys that you have for africans can you guide me how to publises more of your products i am an Ambassodor in Rome

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