project 2021

Employment and ICT

(Information- and Communication Technology)


The Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies.

We are looking for practices and public policies from across the business, civil, technology, academic and public sectors that support persons with disabilities.

Impressions from the Zero Project Conference 2020 in Vienna

Why you should nominate – watch the video

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Our themes this year: Employment and ICT

In addition to the main topic, this year we are also looking for innovative ICT solutions that improve the lives of persons with disabilities from all sectors, including federal, local, international, and national public bodies, along with the social, business and private sectors.

Focus 1: Employment

Inclusive employment strategies of companies and other employers

Entrepreneurship and micro-finance

Matchmaking services and programs

Higher education models that connect to the labour market

Transition models from sheltered workshops

Focus 2: ICT

Mobile Services and Smartphone Apps

Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence / Machine learning

Big Data Solutions

Robotics and automated machinery

What Zero Project Awardees can expect when getting nominated

The “Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2021” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multistep process, and will be:

  • Featured in the Zero Project Report 2021 and added to the Zero Project database of Innovative Practices and Policies
  • Invited to speak at the Zero Project Conference at the United Nations in Vienna (Austria) in February 2021
  • Eligible to apply for further opportunities, like joining the accelerator program “Zero Project Impact Transfer”, taking part in our exciting “Zero Project Latin America” project with Fundación Descúbreme and getting the chance to apply for the “ICT – Innovation for Inclusion” grant

We know that in the current circumstances, many of you will be having to adapt your programs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic – we are also interested in hearing the impact the crisis has had on your project as part of your nomination.

This website covers all the information on the Zero Project 2020-21 Call for Nominations on Employment and ICT. Find out why you should nominate and how you can make your submission!

Project 2021

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