$325,000 GSMA grants up for startups with assistive tech solutions

GSMA grants

Startups with solutions addressing barriers to digital inclusion faced by people with disabilities have been invited to apply for up to US$325,000 in grant funding from the latest GSM Association (GSMA) Innovation Fund. The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech, supported by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, is looking for startups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities. These solutions will be addressing barriers such as access, affordability, relevance, knowledge and skills, and…

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ITU invites African startups to contest on global stage

Artificial intelligence

The International Communications Union (ITU) has extended invitations to African startups to apply for three of its innovations challenged with winners given the chance to attend a flagship ITU event and gain support in scaling. In a statement on Friday, the union explained that the 2020 edition of the ITU Innovation Challenge is a global open competition platform for innovators, startups  and ecosystem builders to present their ideas and projects, empowering them to transform their communities into thriving digital societies. The competition features three distinct challenges including the women in…

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