Assistive technology is a growth point for small businesses | November 20, 2023

Assistive technology is a field of work that aims to provide people with various disabilities with services to maintain and improve functional abilities. The leaders are manufacturers of rehabilitation systems, prostheses and orthoses. The greatest prospects are in the segment of hearing and cognitive impairment.

Businesses in the assistive technology sector can find out if their business qualifies for special status and apply to be included in the List of Social Enterprises at MBM special project “Social entrepreneurship: special attention of the city.” This way, entrepreneurs can receive support from the city, including in promoting their business within the framework of projects “Showcase of social enterprises in Moscow” And “Small business – big stories”

Social enterprises can also become participants in a local brand support program “Made in Moscow” and present your products on the platform of the same name.

To simplify the work of psychologists in educational institutions, the Laboratory of Self-Development Systems has developed a platform for automating psychodiagnostics The service allows you to conduct psychodiagnostics in the entire class in 20 minutes, and the psychologist immediately sees the results and risk groups among children in the form of various infographics. The company received the status of a social enterprise thanks to MBM.

Our World also received the status of a social enterprise with the help of MBM. For several years now, she has been developing technologies for creating a barrier-free environment: from tactile mnemonic diagrams and various Braille signs to handrails for bathrooms. Specialists install the necessary equipment and train employees in the rules of communication with people with disabilities.

A participant in the “Made in Moscow” program for supporting local brands, the Ortomoda company has been producing about 80 thousand pairs of shoes per year for more than 20 years, of which 30 thousand are personalized products created according to individual measurements and medical purposes. There are 15 orthopedic specialists working there, including five paramedics.

Orthomoda cares not only about people with disabilities, but also about the environment. The company recently launched mass production of eco-friendly shoes made from plastic bottles.

Support for social enterprises is implemented within the framework of the national project “Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives.”

GBU “Small business in Moscow» (MBM) helps people open and develop their own businesses in Moscow. At business service centers, everyone can learn about property, educational and financial measures of government support and freely use them.

To increase the level of entrepreneurial knowledge, the following training programs are available: “MBM Startup School”, “Upgrade your business with a mentor”, “Business Sandbox”, “Business Upgrade”, acceleration programs, there are also thematic meetings and events for open communication and exchange of experience, blurring the boundaries between business and government.

You can get advice on opening and running a business in Moscow, as well as learn more about current measures to support entrepreneurs in the capital by calling: +7 (495) 225−14−14.

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