Global Disability Innovation Hub is a research and practice centre driving disability innovation for a fairer world.

Disability Innovation for a fairer world

Our vision is of a world without barriers to participation, with equitable access and opportunity for all.

Our approach

We stimulate entrepreneurship by developing bold approaches, partnership and ecosystems to accelerate change.

We are based in East London. We were born out of the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

We believe disability innovation is part of a bigger movement for disability inclusion and social justice.

Who we are

GDI Hub is two things, an academic research centre (led by UCL) and a community interest company (a social business).

We have an Advisory Board of disabled people from three continents.

Our Themes

There are three cross-cutting themes that run through all our work:

More Information about our academic centre

Paralympic Agitos in the Olympic Park
Young boy with one leg and using crutches taking a penalty
A group of people using a section of mobility aids from adapted motorised scooters to there-wheel tricycles in India