The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech (“the Fund”) supports innovative start-ups, small to medium enterprises, or social enterprises (which must be revenue generating and commercially focused) in low- and middle-income countries across Africa and Asia to achieve sustainable growth and improved socio-economic impact.
The objective of the Fund is to support solutions which address one or more of the following barriers to drive the digital inclusion of people with disabilities:
Access – increasing accessibility and usability of mobile technology to increase access to services for people with disabilities.
Affordability – improving the affordability of handsets or mobile phones and usage fees for people with disabilities.
Relevance - ensuring availability of content, products and services that are relevant to, and meet the needs of, people with disabilities.
Knowledge and skills - providing people with disabilities with the knowledge and skills required to access and use mobile services, as well as increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits of mobile technology.
Safety and Security - addressing harassment, theft, fraud and security concerns of people with disabilities who want to use mobile services and/or building trust in these services.
An accessible PDF version of the Pitch Questions is attached below. This is available so that everyone can access the Pitch Questions. It can be used as reference to prepare for answering the Pitch Questions, however the online Pitch Questions must still be completed & submitted. Email submissions with the PDF attached will NOT be accepted.