What’s happening at ATF
The 'Ability in Tech' initiative stands out at NASSCOM, showcasing a commitment to upskilling and empowering individuals with disabilities. The conference focuses on sustainable disability inclusion in the workforce, featuring keynotes, inclusion stories, and world-class AT solutions.
Congratulations to our CEO Prateek Madhav for being awarded the NCPEDP-LTIMindtree Helen Keller Award for 2023! His recognition in Category B as a Role Model Supporter of Increased Employment
Opportunities for PWD's is a testament to his dedication and leadership.
Delighted to share that ATF portfolio Startup Trestle Labs' Akshita Sachdeva, clinched victory at the TiE Women Global Pitch Competition 2023
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. ATF 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 ATF’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 - 510,000 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 innovative disability technology 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 4 years, ATF has impacted the lives of 5.1 lakh people with disabilities through its programs and initiatives. In its Accelerator program, ATF has a portfolio of 42 start-ups, with 100+ assistive technology products and 43 patents.
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 ATF
Is fragmented, with stakeholders working in Silos. ATF is putting together a world class ecosystem that will accelerate reach of Assistive technologies to intended users
* WHO Report (May’2018)
Our Partner Events
Our CEO & Co-Founder Prateek Madhav will be sharing his insights on Role of Assistive Technology in livelihoods for the people with disabilities at Charcha 2022 organised by Josh Talks in collaboration with The/Nudge Institute to evoke an imperative reflection on the need for inclusion of people with disabilities.
Microsoft is requesting for proposals : AI for Accessibility – Innovation in mental health
The Microsoft AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Accessibility program in partnership with AssisTech Foundation seeks proposals for technology-driven projects supporting the spectrum of mental health. This includes projects focused on mental health and emotional wellbeing, and supporting mental health conditions, while using AI to empower people living with disabilities. For more information about the program, visit https://lnkd.in/gFXT-5Qz
Empower 2022 – Call for Startups – Product Exhibition
IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) and organisers of EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference in partnership with AssisTech Foundation is hosting EMPOWER 2022 from 13th to 15th October 2022 at IITMRP (Chennai, India).
The conference will have paper presentations, workshops and product displays by startups and others. Exhibitors will also get a time slot for presentation of their products. (There will be no charge for the exhibition space).