MIP Sponsor Bulletin

Mada Lab is getting ready for Launch

Mada Lab is getting ready for Launch

Mada Lab is getting ready for Launch

Date: 01/03/2021

Mada Lab nears its opening with interior design progressing at full throttle. Once completed, Mada Lab will showcase latest innovations in Assistive technology and digital accessibility. To be a sponsor at Mada Lab, reach us at innovation@mada.org.qa.

New Sponsors in Mada Lab

New Sponsors in Mada Lab

New Sponsors in Mada Lab

Date: 28/02/2021

Mada ropes in four new technology sponsors for Mada Lab. Sensory Souk, Ideal solutions, We walk and Dutco Tech will be joining Mada Lab to show case latest technology and innovation in the field of Assistive technology and digital accessibility.

Nafath 16 is out.

Nafath 16 is out.

Nafath 16 is out.

Date: 11/02/2021

Enjoy the latest issue of Nafath periodical to keep up to date with the trends in innovation and ICT Accessibility in the Arab world.

Mada Endorses ClassQuiz

Mada Endorses ClassQuiz

Mada Endorses ClassQuiz

Date: 31/12/2020

Mada Innovation Program has endorsed the “Class Quiz Educational App” that provides an interactive educational platform that enhances the students’ knowledge with learning difficulties and develops their skills in mathematics and science in an entertaining way using modern technology solutions.

Mada Endorses WonderTree

Mada Endorses WonderTree

Mada Endorses WonderTree

Date: 31/12/2020

Mada Innovation Program has endorsed the “Wonder Tree Accessible Gaming Portal” that provides interactive and augmented reality solutions to engage children with disabilities in their cognitive skills using interactive games through the camera.

Mada Endorses Lazarillo

Mada Endorses Lazarillo

Mada Endorses Lazarillo

Date: 31/12/2020

Mada Innovation Program has endorsed Lazarillo app which provides, the first of its kind, a complete solution for guidance for the visually impaired through voice messages guiding them through their city and building environments, with information about current position and points of interest.

Mada – ALECSO Awards Announced

Mada – ALECSO Awards Announced

Mada – ALECSO Awards Announced

Date: 28/12/2020

Mada announces the two winners of alecso apps awards 2020. Mada Center extends its heartfelt congratulations to Amani Abu Alaa, State of Qatar, the developer of “Educational Encyclopedia” application and Hayat Information Technology Company, Oman, the developers of “SignBook” the winner of Mada – ALECSO Apps Award for Persons with Disabilities and the elderly. $10,000 cash prize will be shared by both winners.

Catch Mada – ALECSO Awards online

Catch Mada – ALECSO Awards online

Catch Mada – ALECSO Awards online

Date: 24/12/2021

Mada Center and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization – ALECSO, invites you to attend the Closing Ceremony of Mada-ALECSO Apps Award for the best mobile application for the persons with disabilities and the elderly, on December 28, 2020.

Mada Innovation Program bags QDG Award

Mada Innovation Program bags QDG Award

Mada Innovation Program bags QDG Award

Date: 22/12/2020

In appreciation of its role in promoting innovation in the field of ICT accessibility Mada Innovation Program wins the Silver Award in the category of the Best Specialized Portal of the Qatar Digital Government Excellence Awards 2020 in the State of Qatar.

Mada Endorsed Bonocle Wins Again

Mada Endorsed Bonocle Wins Again

Mada Endorsed Bonocle Wins Again

Date: 20/12/2020

“Bonocle”, a Qatari innovation, supported and endorsed by Mada Innovation Program, wins the World Summit Award 2020 in the category of Inclusion & Empowerment as the first solution that translates Arabic content into Braille through a single cell.

Nafath Issue 15 is out.

Nafath Issue 15 is out.

Nafath Issue 15 is out.

Date: 25/11/2020

Find out latest issue of Nafath to keep up to date with the trends in Innovation and ICT Accessibility in the Arab world.

Call for App Developers

Call for App Developers

Call for App Developers

Date: 04/11/2020

Are you an android app developer? Participate now in the Mada-ALECSO competition before November 29th.
The best mobile application for persons with disabilities and the elderly will receive a $10,000 award.
To participate, please visit: https://award.alecsoapps.org/

Qatar Ranks 1st in DARE INDEX 2020

Qatar Ranks 1st in DARE INDEX 2020

Qatar Ranks 1st in DARE INDEX 2020

Date: 22/10/2020

Qatar ranks 1st worldwide in the Digital Accessibility Rights Index. What is Digital Accessibility? It is the process of following global standards when designing various digital platforms in an inclusive manner to ensure that all information, services, websites, applications, and electronic kiosks are easily and independently accessible by everyone, especially persons with disabilities and the elderly.

Mada Fablab is officially certified.

Mada Fablab is officially certified.

Mada Fablab is officially certified.

Date: 03/09/2020

We are pleased to announce that Mada FabLab has been officially certified by the “Fab Foundation” and accepted as part of the international network of Fab Labs, which includes more than 1900 laboratories around the world. You can visit the official website for more information: https://fablabs.io/labs/madafablab

Nafath Issue 14 is out

Nafath Issue 14 is out

Nafath Issue 14 is out

Date: 19/08/2020

Find out the key information resource for disseminating the facts about latest trends and innovation in the field of ICT Accessibility and how visually impaired students are learning programming.

Mada Fablab Setup Completed @ MadaLab

Mada Fablab Setup Completed @ MadaLab

Mada Fablab Setup Completed @ MadaLab

Date: 03/05/2020

Mada FabLab completes the setup in Madalab with first of its kind hands-on inclusive technology and digital fabrication space in the region setup in the MadaLab by Fablab and Ibtechar. Once operational, Mada Fablab will support Innovators, Entrepreneurs and school projects to develop their proof of concept free of cost.

MADA – III Taiwan sign MOU

MADA – III Taiwan sign MOU

MADA – III Taiwan sign MOU

Date: 13/04/2020

MADA and III Taiwan (Institute for Information Industry) signs MOU to partner in the field of ICT Accessibility. The agreement was signed virtually by Mada CEO Ms Maha Al Mansouri and President of III Taiwan Dr.CH Cho to collaborate in Mada Innovation Program and Mada Lab. III Taiwan works with an objective to increase innovative applications of ICT technology and to facilitate the development of the digital economy.

To know more about MadaLab, visit: MadaLab

Mada-Seedstars ICT Accessibility Awards 2020

Mada-Seedstars ICT Accessibility Awards 2020

Mada-Seedstars ICT Accessibility Awards 2020

Date: 03/04/2020

On Friday 3rd April 2020, Seedstars World organized the Seedstars Global Summit 2020, which was a virtual 2 hours long event. During the event, we announced the Mada ICT Accessibility Awards 2019 winners. The competition was between two finalists, and the prize was awarded to both Talov and Lazarillo.

For more information, please visit:

www.mip.qa/competitions/mada-ict-accessibility-award-seedstars/

Nafath Issue 13 is out now!

Nafath Issue 13 is out now!

Nafath Issue 13 is out now!

Date: 01/04/2020

Nafath 13 is available now featuring accessible resources for Online learning during school closures and many more innovative technology solutions in the field of assistive technology and digital accessibility.

Visit mip.qa/nafath/ to read and share.

Reacherz join MadaLab

Reacherz join MadaLab

Reacherz join MadaLab

Date: 16/03/2020

As part of the Mada Innovation program, Reacherz signed sponsorship deals with Mada to be part of the MadaLab showcasing solutions in the field of Assistive Technology and Innovation.

To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Tebyan Tech associates with MadaLab

Tebyan Tech associates with MadaLab

Tebyan Tech associates with MadaLab

Date: 16/03/2020

As part of the Mada Innovation program, Tebyan Tech signed sponsorship deals with Mada to be part of the MadaLab showcasing solutions in the field Educational Technology & Accessibility.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Flight Simulation Lab for Autistic Kids – Mada ropes in CREATREA

Flight Simulation Lab for Autistic Kids – Mada ropes in CREATREA

Flight Simulation Lab for Autistic Kids – Mada ropes in CREATREA

Date: 17/03/2020

Creatrea LLC to sponsor Qatar’s first flight simulation Lab for Autistic kids to be set up on the MadaLab. The partnership will include the development and setup of the technology solutions while involving Qatar airways to provide the look and feel of the aircraft economy class seating arrangement. The project aims to implement the first of its kind a simulation lab based on extended reality (virtual and augmented reality) to simulate in an immersive environment the full flight journey. Such a lab will not only aid to calm the Autistic kids from panic during the flying time but also gives the parents the confidence to tackle aerophobia.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

VISYON 360 join MadaLab with VR/AR solutions

VISYON 360 join MadaLab with VR/AR solutions

VISYON 360 join MadaLab with VR/AR solutions

Date: 15/03/2020

VISYON 360 to build interactive and immersive accessible stadium applications through creative development and cutting-edge programming to provide the latest solutions for Virtual Reality and to build experiences in Augmented Reality to display interactive digital objects and characters as holograms within the real environment. VISYON is an award-winning company empowering innovation through emerging technologies and creative solutions, such as VR, AR, Holograms and AI.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Mada receives world first accessible Egov Kiosk

Mada receives world first accessible Egov Kiosk

Mada receives world first accessible Egov Kiosk

Date: 01/03/2020

Mada receives worlds first localized fully accessible Egov kiosk. Such an accessible and well-designed kiosk can offer a well-organized and autonomous experience for all users including people with functional limitation. Mada plans to implement such Kiosk throughout all government service sectors in Qatar.

To know more, visit:
mip.qa/supported-solutions/

Comptroller from South Korean Government visit Mada with KOTRA

Comptroller from South Korean Government visit Mada with KOTRA

Comptroller from South Korean Government visit Mada with KOTRA

Date: 13/01/2020

The Comptroller Mr Kwang-il Noh assigned by the president of South Korea visited Mada to review the progress of work done under KOTRA & Mada MOU. During the meeting, Mada CEO delegated the presentation with a short tour of the MadaLab. The visit strengthened the ties with KOTRA & MADA while delivering a positive streamline towards the upcoming collaborations with other Korea technology providers.

MADA – Seed Stars ICT Accessibility Award 2020

MADA – Seed Stars ICT Accessibility Award 2020

MADA – Seed Stars ICT Accessibility Award 2020

Date: 12/12/2019

Mada partners with Seedstars to promote the ICT Accessibility Solutions with the ultimate goal of supporting Accessibility startups in Qatar and beyond to benefit and improve the lives of PWD. Seedstars and Mada share a common vision to support innovation by working with the best startups in the field and offering them with suitable funding and subject matter expertise. The prize money is utilized for enhancing the innovative winning solution and a marketable product to effectively impact the targeted users. 2 finalists Talov and Lazarillo have been selected during the MENA summit held in Morocco who will advance to the final summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

Find out more @ mip.qa/competitions/mada-ict-accessibility-award-seedstars/

Superwire Hosts Show n Tell in Mada

Superwire Hosts Show n Tell in Mada

Superwire Hosts Show n Tell in Mada

Date: 09/12/2019

Swedish Braille Manufacturer ‘Index Brailler’ along with Superwire hosted a show N tell for Mada staff on the latest technology innovation in the area of Braille printer, embossers and braille reading technology. The session was conducted by the chief technologist from Index braille Sweden.

III Taiwan holds meeting with Mada

III Taiwan holds meeting with Mada

III Taiwan holds meeting with Mada

Date: 02/12/2019

Guests from Taiwan Institute for Information Industry (III) visited Mada to discuss on Mada – III collaboration. During the visit, both parties discussed collaboration on Innovation in Assistive technology and accessibility.

Microsoft to setup the first Inclusive Classroom @ MadaLab

Microsoft to setup the first Inclusive Classroom @ MadaLab

Microsoft to setup the first Inclusive Classroom @ MadaLab

Date: 01/11/2019

Microsoft signs MOU with Mada at QITCOM 2019 to setup an inclusive classroom in which all students, irrespective of their abilities or skills, are welcomed holistically. It is built on the notion that being in a non-segregated classroom will better prepare special-needs students for later life.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Mada – ALECSO Apps Award @ QITCOM ’19

Mada – ALECSO Apps Award @ QITCOM ’19

Mada – ALECSO Apps Award @ QITCOM ’19

Date: 01/11/2019

Mada has collaborated with Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) to launch the first of its kind awards intended to develop innovative Arabic mobile app solutions for users with disabilities called the Mada-ALECSO Apps Award. This award is part of the ALECSO Apps Award that focuses on developing Arabic mobile app solutions within various sectors.

Find out more about @ mip.qa/competitions/mada-alecso-apps-award/

Mada Sponsors ICT Accessibility Award during QITCOM ’19

Mada Sponsors ICT Accessibility Award during QITCOM ’19

Mada Sponsors ICT Accessibility Award during QITCOM ’19

Date: 31/10/2019

Mada participated as a sponsor in Code Camp during the QITCOM event in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. The purpose of Code Camp is to find solutions through a 48-hour hackathon for real-life use cases by gathering eligible applicants in the field of ICT.

Read more @ mip.qa/competitions/code-camp/

Ooredoo Signs MOU with Mada

Ooredoo Signs MOU with Mada

Ooredoo Signs MOU with Mada

Date: 31/10/2019

As part of Mada efforts to build an Inclusive ICT in Qatar, has signed a strategic partnership with Ooredoo during QITCOM 2019.

Mada Endorses promising AT & Accessibility solutions @ QITCOM ’19

Mada Endorses promising AT & Accessibility solutions @ QITCOM ’19

Mada Endorses promising AT & Accessibility solutions @ QITCOM ’19

Date: 30/10/2019

Mada awarded endorsement certificates to the innovators of DOT MINI, DOT Watch and BONOCLE products during QITCOM as part of the endorsement program.

Get your Innovation endorsed @ mip.qa/endorsement-program/

Mada offers podium for MadaLab sponsors at QITCOM ’19

Mada offers podium for MadaLab sponsors at QITCOM ’19

Mada offers podium for MadaLab sponsors at QITCOM ’19

Date: 29/10/2019

MadaLab sponsors got the opportunity to showcase their solutions and provide introduction to the visitors during QITCOM 2019.  The conference lasted for 4 days with Mada offering showcase podium for all its MadaLab sponsors enabling them to highlight there partnership with Mada and the solution they can offer to the ICT community.

Mada signs MOU with KOTRA

Mada signs MOU with KOTRA

Mada signs MOU with KOTRA

Date: 18/10/2019

Mada signs MOU with KOTRA to provide a platform for various Korean Assistive Technology and accessibility solution providers to access the MadaLab and to take part in the various schemes offered under the Mada Innovation Program. The signing ceremony was attended by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea Sung Yun-mo.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Ibtechar to setup Accessible Fablab in Mada

Ibtechar to setup Accessible Fablab in Mada

Ibtechar to setup Accessible Fablab in Mada

Date: 10/10/2019

Worlds first accessible Fablab to be set up in Mada by Ibtechar. Both allies signed an agreement to work on the full setup of accessible Fablab funded by Mada on the MadaLab.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Taiwan Technology firm KOGI to be part of MadaLab

Taiwan Technology firm KOGI to be part of MadaLab

Taiwan Technology firm KOGI to be part of MadaLab

Date: 03/09/2020

KOGI technology from Taiwan has signed the sponsorship with Mada to provide the latest technology solution in the area of the accessible retail and accessible museum. KOGI will continue to strive for technology innovation and breakthrough, with extended localization in MadaLab with efforts to build accessible solutions, to play a key role in the next information revolution with Mada as partners.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

SBS QATAR & DOT Incorp signs Sponsorship

SBS QATAR & DOT Incorp signs Sponsorship

SBS QATAR & DOT Incorp signs Sponsorship

Date: 16/07/2019

Synchronized business solutions and its Korean partner DOT Incorp signs agreement to provide accessibility and technology solutions in various sectors on the MadaLab. The key focus will be on way finding solutions, technology for blind and other digital accessibility solutions.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Super Wire Qatar sign the letter of intent to join MadaLab

Super Wire Qatar sign the letter of intent to join MadaLab

Super Wire Qatar sign the letter of intent to join MadaLab

Date: 18/03/2019

Mada officially shakes hands with Super Wire Qatar who will be the first sponsor on the MadaLab focusing on the Assistive Technology sector. MadaLAB serves as an Innovation hub for innovators, solution providers, users, and ICT & AT experts. Founded in Qatar, Super Wire currently exclusively represents and distributes innovative solutions from some of the top Assistive Technology manufacturers around the world.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/

Mada – FABLAB collaboration on first accessible maker space

Mada – FABLAB collaboration on first accessible maker space

Mada – FABLAB collaboration on first accessible maker space

Date: 12/03/2019

Mada & Fablab collaborated on the world’s first accessible maker space with a variety of technology solutions to support innovators in developing their proof of concept and demo product. Both parties agreed to run combined Fab Academy certified training programs for Innovators and students.
To know more about MadaLab, visit:

mip.qa/madalab/