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AT innovation ecosystem design – a kenyan case study

Holloway, C; Chiira, B; Oldfrey, B; Barbareschi, G; Albala, S; Ayah, R; olenja, J; ... Austin, V; + view all (2019) AT innovation ecosystem design – a kenyan case study. In: Bandukda, M, (ed.) GREAT Summit. AT2030: Geneva. Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

Innovations within the AT space frequently fail to get to market and therefore to the people who could benefit from the products. The Scoping Report which underpins the AT2030 programme identified the need to test and develop “what works” for AT innovation to ensure new products, services and approaches are able to scale and reach people, especially people living in low- and middle-income countries. This paper sets out the initial thinking for an East Africa Innovation Ecosystem. We present the emerging thinking from initial scoping exercises and product trials which have helped to shape the newly launched Innovate Now ecosystem. We outline the ecosystem including the core elements – the accelerator programmes and Live Labs. Live labs will allow for rapid innovation testing and user feedback. Thus, increasing user-involvement in the design and development process, and reducing the time to market. The Innovate Now ecosystem is growing and is being led by AMREF. Successful graduates of innovate Now will be connected into the Innovation Scale Fund which will be launched by AT2030 next year (2020).

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: AT innovation ecosystem design – a kenyan case study
Event: Global Report on effective access to Assistive Technology, Geneva, Switzerland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://at2030.org/publications/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Inst for Innovation and Public Purpose
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084623
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