Assistive Technology (AT) Impact Fund
This failure is not due to a lack of products, the AT sector is steeped in innovative products that are proven to meet the needs of those with disabilities - and that is why the Assistive Technology Impact Fund exists.
We aim to facilitate the growth of the AT sector by combining grant capital with expert-led venture-building support to help AT innovators launch and scale solutions that are designed to reach populations in Africa.
We are committed to supporting AT solutions that provide a significant and life-changing improvement to people with disabilities.
What we do:
Grow AT companies in Africa
We work closely with AT innovators and together develop a path to sustainable scale, in Africa. Our team of venture builders and AT specialists works with companies on everything from business model development, to product design and distribution, to financing, marketing, and more.
Facilitate the growth of the ecosystem
In order for AT companies to scale sustainably, we must contribute towards a thriving AT ecosystem. We’ll be investing not only in companies themselves but also in the development of the AT ecosystem by crowding in investors, developing partnerships, and sharing insights from our work.
Build and share evidence
Our team includes world-leading academics from UCL in the AT space. We will generate new insights and evidence on how to scale innovation that is designed to reach populations in Africa and will share our blueprint to help AT companies to thrive in emerging markets.
Provide grant funding
We offer grant funding to companies in our portfolio to bridge any gaps as they work toward scale. Our funding is provided by UK aid, through the AT2030 programme.
Sponsors and partners
Assistive Technology Impact Fund: £4m fund trialling impact investment
On the International Day of People with Disabilities, the new Assistive Tech Impact Fund has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme.Read more
Alongside investment and venture building, a core activity within our Fund is to conduct robust research, evidencing and insights creation.
We reflect on how we up skilled our internal team who were new to AT, and how we can apply the same approaches to building the ecosystem
On the International Day of People with Disabilities, the new Assistive Tech Impact Fund has been launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme.
In a year when COVID has hit disabled people the hardest, with even less support available, the need to trial bold approaches could not be greater.