Mada is one of the first organizations to provide an ecosystem to bring relevant innovative assistive technologies and accessibility products and services to the local market. This will enhance the lives of PWDs in Qatar and the Arab world.
The Mada Innovation Program has been designed to encourage innovators to create Arabic solutions for Persons with Disability, thus increasing its availability within the region through a combination of grant programs. The goal of the program is to encourage the establishment of a private sector AT market in Qatar catered to the Arab world and increase awareness of the AT field among innovators.
The key strengths that position Mada as a pioneer to facilitate AT and ICT Accessibility Innovation in Qatar and the region are as follows:
- First of its kind to support innovators/entrepreneurs and to promote AT innovations and ICT Accessibility solutions.
- Approved roadmap to support innovators and entrepreneurs through 3 main streams:
- Direct grant process
- Localization process
- Endorsement of products process
- Go-to-Market roadmap for innovators in Qatar and beyond.