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
- Loughborough University London
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- UAL: London College of Fashion
- Leonard Cheshire Disability
- 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 on 13-14 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.
UCL Engineering opens Global Disability Innovation Hub Research & Teaching Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
From 2 October 2017, UCL have taken over the leadership of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). GDI Hub will be at the forefront of UCL’s new programmes based in UCL East, bringing community partners and start-ups, together with academics and businesses, to think about disability innovation from a new perspective.
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