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On Monday 19th February the GDI Hub will be opening it's doors at it's new home in UCL's Here East building on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Join us to find out more about disability innovation, our current projects and opportunites for the future. The event will include a drinks reception and a lecture where leading academics and influences including the GDI Hub Chair Lord Chris Holmes will discuss: How can we build a disability innovation movement, based in east London, to tackle global injustice?


The GDI Hub is a new research centre based in UCL Engineering. We are building a movement to accelerate disability innovation for a fairer world, and we invite you to join us. We will harness tech for good, bringing community partners and start-ups together with academics and businesses to deliver strategic globally-impactful projects with the UN, NGOs, Governments and private sector partners. GDI Hub is a flagship project of the Cultural and Educational District (CED) partners on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Emerging from the legacy of the Paralympic Games and the multi-disciplinary strengths of our partners, we will nurture, create, and coordinate opportunities to think about disability innovation from a new perspective.


We are also collecting ideas and discussion pieces for a forthcoming GDI Hub publication. These contributions should explore how to build a disability innovation movement. The pieces could reflect a curent body of work, or aspirations for innovations within a certain area. The area could be geographic or perhaps in a certain domain (e.g. transport). Everyone is welcome to submit ideas. If you would like to contribute either before or after the event please submit you contribution of no more than 1000 words, including a title, the authors and a maximum of 2 images or a video link to hellogdi@cs.ucl.ac.uk with the subject 'Disability Innovation Ideas'. Ideas must reach us by the 20th March to be considered.


As well as coleagues across UCL, we'd be delighted to welcome the local community, our partners and the disability innovation world to this town hall meeting. This event is open to the public. Monday 19th Feb, 5-7.30pm. Sign up for your free tickets now.