Time to CoCreate '20 Showcase
The CoCreate Fellowship is a cooperative of individuals, organisation, and institutions in Saudi Arabia empowering citizen inventors and persons with persons with disabilities to work together and develop new and innovative assistive technologies. The Fellowship is part of the Humanistic Co-Design Initiative, which was founded by Dr. Kyle Keane, a lecturer and research scientist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Fellowship immerses local students, entrepreneurs, clinicians, and practitioners in the Humanistic Co-Design process for the identification, documentation, and prototyping of early-stage innovation in assistive Technology projects. The CoCreate Fellowship is focused on empowering local designers, makers, and engineers to collaboratively develop new assistive technology alongside local people living with disabilities.
The Fellowship has the ethos of empowerment and advocates for users with disabilities as experts to their lived experiences by emphasizing their perspectives on par with those of the citizen inventors. The programme engages thought and actions leaders to work directly with CoCreate Fellows and scholars to better understand the complex processes involved in taking innovation beyond invention to address assistive technology challenges specific to Saudi Arabia’s socio-cultural context.