Enable Makeathon Movement

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Enable Makeathon focuses on identifying key challenges and co-creating solutions with and by people with disability.

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The deadline for the second round of application is September 30th.

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Enable Makeathon Movement

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The Enable Makeathon is a unique social movement in the field of humanitarian action, disability, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.

It aims to crowdsource new, innovative solutions that enable persons with disabilities with specific needs that have, so far, been neglected.

The Enable Makeathon builds on a rich knowledge pillar of humanitarian action, professional skills and expertise to do away with the continued exclusion of persons with disabilities. We believe in diversity and set the accent on multidisciplinary thinking with collaboration, and commitment at the heart of our endeavour. The sharing of experiences is vital to address the most urgent needs of persons with disabilities, and thus, crucial to the Enable Makeathon.

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Enable Makeathon 2.0

Can Innovation be Inclusive?

The Enable Makeathon 2.0 is an intensive innovation programme that takes place from November 2017 to January 2018. We crowdsource ideas related to the key issues of accessibility and employability of persons with disabilities.

The ultimate goal is to slingshot ideas, from ideation to action in a span of 90 days. With a focus on innovation for and by persons with disabilities, the Enable Makeathon carries innovative ideas through the innovation chain: from ideation to co-creation, refinement to testing and incubation. We aim to facilitate the exchange among innovators to foster and enable innovative thinking across a broad range of disciplines to build new solutions. Teams are accompanied at each stage, with winning teams awarded and assited to translate ideas into action. At the end of the 90 days, 3 winners will be awarded the Enable Makeathon prize to build and scale up their ideas.

Enable Makeathon co-creation camps will take place in two simultaneous locations; Bengaluru, India hosted by the ICRC and London, UK hosted by the Global Disability Innovation Hub and University College London.

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Key dates

Our roadmap

Idea Crowdsourcing

August 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017

Challenge
Assessment
Idea ​​​​​​​
Crowdsourcing

Co-
Creation
Refinement Testing
Phase

Co-creation

Dec 06, 2017 - Dec 20, 2017, 15 day programme

Demo Day

Feb 06, 2018, 3 winners

Incubation

Incubation

Feb 07, 2018 Onwards

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