As leading intellectual property attorneys promoting innovation, we are acutely aware of how that innovation impacts people’s lives. When you consider that we specialise in technologies ranging from new drugs to aircraft safety (and much more), we love to give back to the world and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We care about the wider innovation and technology community, which is why we donate 1% of all annual profits to the Kilburn & Strode Innovation for All Foundation – thereby giving everyone the chance to both innovate and prosper. Our company’s existence is not isolated. It’s part of a wider system of people, values, other organisations and nature.
Our firm came together to select the three successful charities, who will be using this year's grants for ''technology for good''. We are proud to be a part of helping these incredible charities and for the first time, we have an international winning charity based in the Netherlands.
Learn more about the amazing work of these organisations:
Aanvraag project Gamen voor kinderen met een handicap
Project gaming for children with disabilities: aims to ensure that children with disabilities can participate fully in our society and have the same opportunities for development. Existing gaming sets are not often suitable for children with disabilities. The Fund will be used for a project that aims to make tailor-made technical adjustments and development of innovative tools to make it possible to play games with a disability. Example adjustments are modified joysticks, foot controllers, and blow-suction switches where buttons are operable with breath. These adjustments, along with practical advice and extra guidance for children can ensure children with disabilities can relax by playing games with their peers.
Hackney Quest is a long-running independent charity that has been supporting young people, parents, families, and the wider community in Hackney since 1988 through a wide range of projects and programmes. The funding will be used to support an innovative mentoring programme with a particular focus on a one year-targeted programme for young black boys/men which will be facilitated by a member of the Hackney Quest team with expertise in this area. Through this programme, all young people at Hackney Quest will have access to monthly in-person workshops, 1-1 mentoring sessions, careers clinics and access to a professional and peer network, having life-long impact.
Whizz-Kidz empowers young wheelchair users by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigns for a more inclusive society. The Fund will be used for the Explorer Mini project: Explorer Mini can be used for children as early as 8 months old, giving a young child the opportunity to increase their independence and confidence through exploration. They can start interacting with their home safely and independently, just at the same time a baby or toddler might learn to crawl and walk. The technical designs provides enough support to enable a child to start developing strength, endurance and postural control; and is a reusable model to have a wide impact on many growing children, now and into the future.
Congratulations again to our 2022 winners!
For more information and to hear when the 2023 application window opens, visit our Innovation For All hub.