Disability LIVE: The Opportunity of a Billion - Disability Lens Investment

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Mapping the sector and exploring the AT investment opportunity with the Assistive Tech Impact Fund innovative funding approach.

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The potential for disability innovation as an investment opportunity, and disability inclusion as a lens on investment at large, is vast and yet globally it remains a significantly under-filled gap.

During this session the Global Disability Innovation Hub, BRINK, Catalyst Fund and guests will explore the evidence behind this emerging sector - identifying opportunities for growth in disability inclusion innovation drawn from our innovative work on the Assistive Tech Impact Fund (ATIF).

We will be launching and sharing the work that Briter Bridges, with GDI Hub, has undertaken to map disability innovation (assistive tech and inclusive tech) across emerging markets, sharing insights on the assistive and inclusive tech ecosystems and how these intersect with other tech sectors. We will also share highlights from our work building the case for the Disability Lens Investing opportunity and new resources and tools for philanthropic funders and investors.

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The Assistive Technology map is the first-of-its-kind visualisation of key innovators and stakeholders in the AT and disability innovation ecosystem to be published by a consortium of public and private actors. The map puts a spotlight on the different types of digital tech-driven and inclusivity-focused startups and organisations that are creating state of the art solutions.

As one of the most underexplored and nascent spaces in the tech-scene globally, the assistive tech landscape is beginning to show business viability and attract investment and resources. The mapping aims at being a critical initial step in this direction.

The Opportunity of a Billion - Series

Part of the opportunity of a Billion Series, these special Disability Innovation Lives will showcase current AT pioneers and explore the future role of assistive technology (AT) in the impact investing landscape.

The series will be a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the AT Impact Fund, hearing from the innovators, experts and investors on entering new markets, exploring never-used-before financing models and developing pioneering business models.

We'll bring together thriving AT ventures and the minds behind the AT Impact Fund from GDI Hub, Brink and Catalyst Fund to look at how the unique combination of venture building support and capital investment could change the world of impact investing, and open the door to the market of over a billion people.

The AT Impact Fund (ATIF), mobilised by investment from the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office through the AT2030 programme, and led by GDI Hub, has spent the last 16 months testing 'what works' to increase access to AT through investment.

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