Initiatives

Leveraging the Zero Project’s research through partnerships

Over the past decade, the Zero Project has built a global network of persons and organizations, all working towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Building on its foundational work of researching innovative solutions, the Zero Project collaborates with dedicated partners on specific intiatives and programmes, in order to augment its scope of impact and support Zero Project Awardees.

Zero Project Awardees: impact enhancement

Zero Project Scaling Solutions

Zero Project Scaling Solutions is a joint initiative of the Zero Project, Fundación Descúbreme, GIZ, Atos, EnAble India, and Inclusive Creation to support the transfer of outstanding solutions for disability inclusion to new countries and regions. Ten “Scaling Fellows” emerge from the Zero Project’s research every year; they receive first class training for their personal upskilling and development of their organization, and are guided by personal advisors. Public seminars complement the programme, making know-how on sustainable and effective disability inclusion widely available.

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Zero Project Technology Forum

The Zero Project Technology Forum is an exclusive in-person event in the lead-up to the annual Zero Project Conference that sees select ICT solutions pitch to potential investors and partners, such as Tata Consulting, Sightsavers, World Bank, and WHO amongst others.

The Forum is supported by a consortium of partners: UniCredit Bank Austria, Google, Microsoft, and The Seneca Trust.

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Regionalization: Latin America and India

With the objective of overcoming language, cultural or geographical barriers, and highlighting the most relevant solutions for a specific world region, the Zero Project pursues strategic partnerships in Latin America and India.

Since 2019, Fundación Descúbreme has been instrumental in creating Zero Project Latin America, implementing a localized version of the Zero Project Conference, and increasing impact in the Spanish Speaking World.

In 2023, the Zero Project launched partnerships with Youth4Jobs and EnAble India to host the first edition of the Zero Project India Conference, and data-driven projects respectively.

  • The Zero Project for the Spanish speaking world

    Zero Project Latin America

    Find out more about the Zero Project Latin America Conference, Zero Project Awardees from the Spanish speaking world, and more.

  • Removing barriers on the Indian subcontinent

    Zero Project India

    Discover the Zero Project India Conference, and partnerships with a special regional focus.

Inclusive Arts

Inclusive Street Art at #ZeroCon23:

Discover "INCLUSION"

The Zero Project seeks innovative forms of art and expression worldwide that allow people with disabilities to actively participate in the arts and realize their full potential. The Essl Foundation and its founder Martin Essl also have a track record of supporting inclusive art projects through special programmes.

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