Mada Center has developed and launched the Mada Innovation Award, which is the first award of its kind globally that aims to support the development of innovative solutions that enhance accessibility for persons with disabilities and the elderly within the direct grant and Arabization tracks. The Center launched the Mada Award platform for award.mada.org.qa innovation, which is the platform for advertising and opening registration for the award.
Objectives of Mada Innovation Competition
- Increase the total number of digital solutions in the accessible market.
- Promote internationally accessible solutions.
- Support innovators at various stages of the process of developing accessible solutions.
- Investing in winning ideas to be part of Mada Innovation Program
Mada Innovation Award supports the development of innovative solutions in two tracks:
- Direct Grants:
This track is designed to provide opportunities for new innovative entities that already have a “proven concept” of a product or service to establish themselves in the marketplace. Applicants who have been selected will be provided with a grant through the Mada Innovation Program to develop the proposed product or service to meet the needs of the local and Arab market.
Localization is mainly conducted to support solutions in Arabic for people with disabilities. This track targets international entities that already have an existing product or service that supports digital ICT and assistive technology access that wish to translate their products into Arabic.
Going forward, we are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to participate by sponsoring and funding the Mada Innovation Award.
We are confident that your support will serve as a key pillar to promote social responsibility and improve the lives of persons with disabilities.
Winners of the Mada Innovation Award 2022
The Innovator Mr. Omar Salem
The Innovator Ms. Saida Hamrit
The Innovator Ms. Karen Hart & Ms. Maisa Obeid
The Innovator Mr. Mohamad Hijab
The innovator Ms. Rebecca Bright
Winners of the Mada Innovation Award 2023
The Innovator Mr. Mamoun Odeh
The Innovator Ms. Rasha Al-Sulaiti
The Innovator Mr. Daniel Johan
The Innovator Ms.Nawel Smine
The Innovator Ms. Namrata Alandkar
The Innovator Ms. Sumaya Al Maadeed
The Innovator Ms.Imene Khanfir
The Innovator Mr. Houssem Eddine Boulkour
The Innovator Ms. Reem AlFranji
The Innovator Mr. Gasser Galal Ismail