The Enable Makeathon works with startups and innovators to design, prototype, test, and take their Assistive Technology product, process, and service for persons with disabilities to the market. By uniting an entire ecosystem of institutions committed to eradicating the exclusion of persons with disabilities, with unparalleled expertise from business, entrepreneurship and design, we aim to stimulate new Assistive Technology (AT) innovation, primarily in developing countries.
After successfully conducting two iterations of EM1 and EM2, our focus with EMx is to help develop solutions for children with disabilities, particularly in the areas of “Early Intervention and Inclusive Education”.
We are looking to crowdsource solutions related to challenges faced by children with disabilities in these areas of early intervention and therapy, at home and community, in the school environment and accessible learning content.
Shortlisted teams will participate in an intensive 15-day Co-Creation Bootcamp in Bangalore in the month of November, followed by a 70 day process of testing and prototyping marketable solutions. Top 3 teams selected during the Demo Day will win product development grants upto $25,000 to develop their ideas, along with incubation and networking support from our ecosystem partners.
- Focused on solutions for children with disabilities and their parents
- Mainstream services in early childhood and education
- Interested in making their products accessibile