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Themes: Assistive & Accessible Technology

Request for Proposals: Accessible and Assistive Technology Growth Fund

The Accessible and Assistive Technology Growth Fund (AT Growth Fund) will be the world’s most ambitious scaling pathway for high-potential growth stage accessible and assistive technology ventures, to provide access to life changing technology for millions of persons with disabilities. We will invest in growth stage Accessible and Assistive Technology businesses accelerating mass market adoption of innovations through public and private capital. ​

AT Growth Fund will be an impact-first blended finance vehicle, combining leading-edge domain expertise with a global network of partners across research, innovation, international development, big tech, and public and private sectors​. We know there is a gap in the disability innovation space. Investment in accessible and assistive technology is currently focused on pre-seed and seed phase companies. We must think bigger. AT is growth stage ready. This new fund will transcend a new frontier for venture capital and commercial lending in disability innovation. We also know that with aging populations demand is increasing rapidly across all markets​. By accelerating proven use-cases for adoption, with a focus on tech for low and middle income markets, we can build long term market opportunities across this hugely valuable yet under capitalised sector.  

Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) are seeking proven partners in impact-driven investing to develop the strategy, underpin the business model, and to mobilize and manage the fund. Anchor funding has been provided by UK aid's AT2030 programme – led by GDI Hub.

Tender details

The tender process for this contract will run via e-tendering tool ‘Delta'. If you do not have an account please register and use the access code: 7KE9C2VRDB.

Meet the buyer event [digital]

Date: Friday 27th October
Time: 11-12pm

This event is a closed session designed for potential bidders for Phase 1 and prospective partners for Phase 2 project deliverables. If you are interested in attending, you must have:

All questions answered within this event will be made publicly available. Attendance is not a requirement for potential bidders, but is encouraged.