Qatar Assistive Technology Center launches its innovation program

Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada), in line with its mission to support community initiatives and help create an accessible, inclusive society, officially launched its innovation program on 29 January.

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Qatar Assistive Technology Center

The Mada Innovation Program is designed to facilitate private sector innovation, entrepreneurship and promotion of international best practises in assistive technology and accessibility in Qatar through a combination of grant programs.

The program will provide a mechanism and bring relevant innovative assistive technology products and services to the local market, while simultaneously supporting potential local and international innovators interested in developing assistive technology solutions for the Arab market.

Mada has introduced a combination of grant programs to inspire there innovators including the Mada Award, the Entrepreneur Grant and the Mada Direct Grant.

Independent life

“We are committed to assisting PWD and utilizing the power of ICT to enable them to live their best, independent life. As such, we have launched this opportunity, not only to support Qatar’s PWD community, but also the innovator and entrepreneur community,” said Maha Al Mansouri, CEO, Mada.

She added: “We encourage anyone with ideas, big or small, to approach us and work with us. Our aim is to create an environment of innovation and to work with incubation centers to bring these ideas and innovations to life.”

 

 

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