CHAT – Green shoots, CREATE-ing an AT Ecosystem

Freedomtech was delighted to invite the CHAT (Community Hub for Assistive Technology) community to the Green shoots, CREATE-ing an AT Ecosystem online event on Monday, 27th June 2022 at 2pm. The event focused on 9 of the 11 projects funded through the HSE’s CREATE Grant Stream. We were delighted that Minister Anne Rabbitte, who has championed this grant scheme, and the grant recipients joined us for this much-anticipated CHAT. Minister Rabbitte recently launched the first Global Report on Assistive Technology by the WHO and UNICEF. She noted that “AT plays a pivotal role in supporting people with disabilities & it’s a space we’re developing further.”

During this CHAT the 2022 CREATE grant recipients summarised their funded projects and will discuss and listen to the broader CHAT community for their thoughts and feedforward on the projects. We were joined by key members of the Digital Assistive Technology wider community both in Ireland and internationally to discuss the CREATE fund, the first Assistive Technology grant opportunity of its kind in Ireland. We chatted about how this fund could form the cornerstone for a dynamic national AT Ecosystem in Ireland.

Full video from the CHAT Greenshoots – CREAT-ing and AT EcoSystem in Ireland

NCBI CREATE project 

Brothers of Charity Project 

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland project

AT Passport Project

Children Disability Network project

Sunbeam project

Stewarts Project

St Michaels House project

Rehab Group Project