Title: Landscaping Study on the Innovation Ecosystem for Digital Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities, Africa, Asia and Middle East, 2020
Client: GSMA, Mobile4Development
Published: July 2020
About: GSMA commissioned UrbanEmerge to undertake a study to understand the maturity of digital innovations for assistive technology (AT) solutions in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on the resources needed throughout the innovation process and a range of possible business models, ideally resulting in free use of the AT for persons with disabilities. We are also providing strategic analysis and guidance to GSMA Assistive Tech on how to design their innovation fund to support organisations looking to market and grow mobile-enabled assistive solutions with high social impact.