Through a combination of entrepreneurship grant programs, Mada aims to provide a mechanism 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.
There are three types of award categories that fulfil the objectives of the Mada Innovation program. These categories involve offering grants for individuals and entities with innovative products or services. Grants are offered in the form of funding and provision of subject matter expertise (e.g. mentorship, user/professional experience feedback, etc.).
Following are the details for each category:
Competition Award: This award type category is designed for creating opportunities for individuals and entities to gather seed funding for their AT related product or service “Proof of Concept”. Applicants selected for this award type will be directed towards participating in dedicated AT and Accessibility segment developed within various existing competitions.
Entrepreneur Grant:This award type category is designed for creating opportunities for new innovative entities in Qatar who already have a “Proven Concept” for their AT product or service to establish themselves in the market. Applicants selected for this award type will be provided with a grant through MADA Innovation Program to develop the proposed product/service concept to cater towards the local and Arab market.
Localization Grant: This award type category is targeted towards international established entities who already have an existing prototype for a potential idea relevant to Assistive Technology products/services who are looking into Arabic localization of their product. MADA will provide grant through MADA Innovation Program directly to potential established entities with relevant product/service concept to cater towards the local and Arab market.
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