ATF’s 3-Pronged Approach to Build the Ecosystem
Taking an idea or plan from initial or early stages in a structured manner, such that it is ready for execution via a well thought out strategy, is often key to its success. ATA sees its role as being this catalyst
ATA provides guidance that is required to go from an early stage to one that can be systematically scaled. Giving the start up the right feedback, access to our resource ecosystem and experienced and relevant mentoring is key to the process
Creating wide reaching social impact through collaborative methods, building an ecosystem that spans across multiple domains and capabilities are amongst ATA’s methods to help start ups achieve far reaching impact
Who are we?
ATF is an ecosystem enabler
We Accelerate Assistive Technology Start-ups and Innovators to Positively Impact Learning, Livelihood and Living of People with Disabilities.
Current Impact - 460,000 People with Disabilities
World of joy by empowering people with disabilities.
ATF Core values
- Scale through Ecosystem
- Joy and Wonder
- Abiding Empathy
- Technology and Re-imagination
AssisTech Foundation (ATF) is India’s first assistive technology focused ecosystem that supports and promotes disability focused start-ups. Since its inception, ATF’s goal has been to create more awareness about the world of disability and bring about a positive impact through the start-ups we nurture.
In a span of 3.5 years, ATF has impacted the lives of 4.6 lakh (460,000) people with disabilities through its programs and initiatives. In its Accelerator program, ATF has a portfolio of 32 start-ups, with 85+ assistive technology products and 31 patents. ATF aims to create awareness about disability and how technology can be leveraged to bring about positive change, and at scale.
Over a Billion people live with some form of disability, which needs to be addressed quickly
Will need at least one assistive product by 2030 and we are building the ecosystem that will meet these needs
Need one or more assistive products and we are helping these product companies find their users is a key goal of ATA
Is fragmented, with stakeholders working in Silos. ATA is putting together a world class ecosystem that will accelerate reach of Assistive technologies to intended users
* WHO Report (May’2018)