Our Vision

To make a positive difference to the lives of the one billion disabled people around the world by 2030. 

Our Mission

Our aim is to change the way we think about disability through co-design, collaboration, and innovation. We are creating a dedicated research, teaching and practice centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London with an engaged and active online community. We believe that by providing a platform for the talents of disabled people and the expertise of practitioners, academics and local communities, we can change the world for the better. Over the next ten years, we will become the leading place to come to research, study, practice and share disability innovations. We will work across institutions, sectors and faculties - linking great ideas and bright people to research and resources.

GDI Hub @QueenElizabethOlympicPark

We are making a research centre around the olympic park to promote innovation and creativity it will over time be situated at UCL East. 

We will amplify the talent of disabled people, learn from the best ideas wherever they are generated and create genuine partnerships and collaborations, we will also be making sure that all innovations are tangible and feasible.

Our Themes 

  1. Assistive Tech
  2. Disability Inclusive International Development 
  3. Inclusive Design, Arts and Culture 
  4. Accessibility of the Built Environment
  5. Disability Sport 
  6. Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Founding Partners

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • UCL
  • UAL: London College of Fashion
  • Loughborough University London
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • V&A
  • Sadlers Wells
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre For Design