Global Disability Innovation Hub

The Global Disability Innovation Hub brings together partners connected to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to make a positive difference to the lives of disabled people. The hub has been designed to amplify the legacy of the 2012 Paralympic Games, working with local communities, academics, experts and disabled people to drive innovation, co-design and collaboration.

GDI Hub is building a movement to accelerate disability innovation for a fairer world. 

They do this through three strands of work:

1) Delivering exceptional, inter-disciplinary research, teaching and practice

2) Stimulating open-source innovation and inclusive entrepreneurship

3) Building co-creation, participation and community leadership capacity

Hub Partners:

  • Loughborough University London
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • UAL: London College of Fashion
  • UCL
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • V&A
  • Sadlers Wells
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre For Design

Working alongside academia, UN agencies, NGOs, Governments and private sector partners, GDI Hub brings together multi-disciplinary expertise to focus on disability innovatiom. 

The Disability Innovation Summit in July 2017 hosted leading innovators, academics and athletes to bring together disabled and non-disabled experts to shape the future through collaboration and co-design. 

To find out more information, you can follow the Global Disability Innovation Hub on Twitter and Facebook.

Visit the Hub's website