This weekend, the much awaited Enable Makeathon gets underway in Bengaluru – the Silicon Valley of India and the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. While Bengaluru hosts the Onsite Track of the programme, the Online Track will run in parallel globally.

This initiative of the ICRC together with other innovation related organisations aims at development of innovative and affordable solutions for persons with disability. As many as 138 participants have registered — 84 from India — for this global event.

Challenge and Immersion Days on 21 and 22 November, respectively, will be the first in a series of events planned as part of the Enable Makeathon. This brings together people with disabilities, designers, engineers and entrepreneurs to create solutions that make a difference.

It will be the first time when participating teams come face to face and deep dive into the 9 Enable Challenges. The premises of The Association of People with Disability – and ICRC partner for this landmark innovation programme – in Bengaluru’s Lingarajapuram will host all the action over the course of the two days.

Here, they get to see how prosthetics and other assistive devices are made, they engage with persons with disabilities and exchange ideas with the other selected maker teams from all across India.

More on the Enable Makeathon:

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to Support Enable Makeathon

Innovation: Enable Makeathon Launch