GDI Hub at the World Urban Forum in Poland

Advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in sustainable urban development, we will be sharing how inclusive design is a tool that can deliver inclusive urban development - using evidence collected through our UK Aid funded AT2030 Inclusive Infrastructure programme to contribute to dialogues throughout the week.

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Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world. Operational in 35 countries, we've reached 21 million people since launching in 2016.

Our Themes

Funding Call. Digital Design, Manufacturing & Physical AT Devices​ with TIDAL N+ (Transformative Innovation in the Delivery of Assisted Living products and services).

2 Days

7 July - 7 July 2022

EPSRC: Feasibility funding of £60K grants - apply now

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What we do

GDI Hub co-sponsors Global Report on Assistive Technology

The WHO and UNICEF alongside GDI Hub and ATscale, supported by UK aid, have launch the first Global Report on Assistive Technology. The Global Report recognises the importance of assistive technology and enabling environments and shares evidence-based best practice examples and 10 key actionable recommendations on improving access to assistive technology globally.


Find out more about our UK parliamentary launch, hosted by Minister for Trade, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt.

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Our UK aid funded AT2030 programme explores and tests innovative ways to get more AT to the people that need it around the world.

To date we've published 150 influencing papers, supported 27 AT ventures, developed 63 partnerships to support AT capacity and enabled 47 African countries to view the Paralympics for the first time.


AT2030 was designed to explore, and test innovative ways to address these systematic challenges, and to get more AT to the people that need it around the world.

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World Bank ICT Landscape review - educational participation & outcomes

Information and communication technology (ICT) tools can have a catalytic effect in advancing both educational access and learning outcomes for children with disabilities.

GDI Hub are delighted to have partnered with the World Bank to design, conduct the research and author ICT Landscape review: The use of ICT in improving the educational participation and outcomes of children with disabilities.

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