LIRNEasia has partnered with Vihara Innovation Network to set up a Disability Innovation Pre-Accelerator Lab from 10th August – 26th August 2020.
Distilling the learnings from phase I research, LIRNEasia and Vihara collectively conceptualized the need for organizing an innovation lab that facilitates a platform for innovating contextual solutions catering to the emerging challenges in the disability segment.
Disability Pre-Acceleration Labs has been visioned to act as a precursor to a disability innovation accelerator—a collaborative to accelerate the development of and access to assistive social and technological solutions that enable disabled people to achieve their human potential.
The pre-acceleration lab will bring together innovators, disability, technology, and behaviour change experts, impact investors, and people with disabilities to develop and fulfill the vision of creating context-specific, usable solutions to address human potential barriers faced by people with disabilities.
We are inviting a diverse set of participants from different segments of disability to participate in this virtual workshop. The participants can either be implementation agents, innovation strategists, designers, or architects, who can join us in seeking solutions for contextual challenges. The lab will select 15-18 organisations with 2 participants per team, to work around following key levers:
- Identify intervention avenues and create solutions for protecting people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Challenge traditional solutions and introduce new solutions by aggregating key ecosystem stakeholders
- Drive systemic solution
- Deploy focused user-centered, bottom-up approaches
Should you find yourself inclined towards the innovation lab and wish to join the journey of change making in the disability domain, please express your interest by filling up the participation form .