About GUDC-EU

About GUDC-EU

GUDC-EU is a newly formed start-up in Norway with the sole focus on promoting universal design through social innovation. Among other things, GUDC-EU works as a start-up incubator for new social ventures focused on universal design and based primarily in Europe, to help build their capacity, provide strategic advice and guidance, and provide support in acquiring investment. In order to achieve this, GUDC-EU holds participatory design, co-design, and design thinking workshops and activities held as part of innovation camps and hackathons. These events provide new and emerging start-ups with the opportunity to further articulate their strategic vision and devise new methods for translating their ideals into impact-driven outcomes that are commercially viable and sustainable. Though GUDC-EU is a new start-up, we have quickly begun formalizing investment agreements with two clients including Vibrantcreator AS and Fossekall Teknologi (Norway), and Inclusive-IT (Poland). We have also established partnerships with entrepreneurs in the pre-start-up stage whose innovations have high commercial potential including VUME, Osmos, and Cozin (Norway). GUDC-EU has also established strong cooperation with government agencies, businesses, and civil society organizations in countries around the world.