Domain: Innovation

Innovation Coaching

We build knowledge and expertise among the innovation community - connecting individuals and ecosystems - to share research, findings and experiences. Despite the huge opportunity for AT products, we know the barriers remain significant. Coaching is designed to support ventures through the navigation process of scaling a product.

  • Disability coaching to overcome typical challenges in disability innovation, who can act as (and connect entrepreneurs to) mentees, enabling bespoke, specialist, and expert advice in this unique field to support products through their development stages and into the market.
  • Expert coaching to provide specialist skills in one of four support domains: technical, marketing, commercial, and manufacturing support.

Coaching takes place across our accelerators, scale studio and grant funding portfolio. As we move forward our ambition is to widen our recruitment of industry professions to provide further coaching opportunities to ventures. Through this process we will be able to reduce innovation iteration cycles, saving time and resources for new products entering the market.

Examples of our support services include:

Sub-projects

A technician is placing a 3D printed lateral postural support to the backrest of a wheelchiar

Digital Technology, to Revolutionise Wheelchair Provision with Motivation

As part of the AT2030 programme, the GDI Hub will support Motivation in testing their new wheelchair provision system in Kenya to evaluate the quality of the new designs and understand how distributed manufacturing through 3D printing could augment current wheelchair service provision models.

An innovator is heating the socket of a prosthetic leg using a heat gun. On the top right corner is the logo of the company "Amparo" with the phrase revolutionizing prosthetics

Changing Prosthetic Service Delivery with Amparo

The GDI Hub, as a part of the AT2030 Innovation cluster, has partnered with Amparo to support them in carrying out a clinical trial to evaluate how the Amparo Confidence Socket could help the provision of lower limb prosthetics in Kenya.

Sub-projects

A technician is placing a 3D printed lateral postural support to the backrest of a wheelchiar

Digital Technology, to Revolutionise Wheelchair Provision with Motivation

As part of the AT2030 programme, the GDI Hub will support Motivation in testing their new wheelchair provision system in Kenya to evaluate the quality of the new designs and understand how distributed manufacturing through 3D printing could augment current wheelchair service provision models.

An innovator is heating the socket of a prosthetic leg using a heat gun. On the top right corner is the logo of the company "Amparo" with the phrase revolutionizing prosthetics

Changing Prosthetic Service Delivery with Amparo

The GDI Hub, as a part of the AT2030 Innovation cluster, has partnered with Amparo to support them in carrying out a clinical trial to evaluate how the Amparo Confidence Socket could help the provision of lower limb prosthetics in Kenya.