Updated Sep 30, 2020CLOSED
The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech is now open. If you have an innovative solution that addresses barriers to digital inclusion of people with disabilities then don’t miss this opportunity from the GSMA, supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
The GSMA is looking for start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities by addressing one or more of the following barriers:
Funded projects will focus on reducing the gap in access and usage of mobile-enabled products or services, and will look to demonstrate commercially sustainable models that can be scaled and replicated in similar markets.
|Region||Africa and Asia and Pacific|
Social Development (Youth)
To be eligible to apply, start-ups, SMEs or social enterprises must meet the following criteria:
|Management Team||We’re particularly interested in start-ups, SMEs and social enterprises that have entrepreneurs with disabilities, female founders, local entrepreneurs and those who can proactively demonstrate their solution reaches women, in addition to people with disabilities, or have solutions that disproportionately and actively reach more women users.||REQUIRED|
All applicants need to consider:
• They commit to providing 25% to 50% match funding depending on the total grant amount