Online cross-continental hackathon from 10-13 December 2020

African-European Online Hackathon Program The EU is please to announce a cross-continental hackathon that was launched on the 20th of October 2020. Under the aegis of the #TeamEuropeInitiative, Estonia and the African Union, in cooperation with Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland, with the implementing partners Garage48 and Smart Africa are organising an online cross-continental hackathon … Read moreOnline cross-continental hackathon from 10-13 December 2020

Women Bridging the Gap of Change and Innovation in Africa

Women in Africa have faced a diversity of struggles in their efforts toward sustainable development. This is largely because globalisation has brought more burdens upon them without improving their status, resulting in many increasingly being the breadwinners and heads of households. As an Open AIR Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholar, I am currently conducting … Read moreWomen Bridging the Gap of Change and Innovation in Africa

Scaling Innovation: How Open Collaborative Models Help Scale Africa’s Knowledge-Based Enterprises

Global discussions often repeat the need for African businesses to “scale-up” in order for the continent to experience rapid economic growth that is truly “homegrown.” This is especially the case for knowledge-based businesses, which are essential in the modern global economy. Clarity as to what is meant by scaling-up and how African businesses can and … Read moreScaling Innovation: How Open Collaborative Models Help Scale Africa’s Knowledge-Based Enterprises

Working around the Gender Gap in Intellectual Property Regimes: Empowerment of Women Beadworkers through Open, Inclusive Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa July 27, 2020525 0

Abstract : This case study explored the empowerment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property (IP) dynamics at play in the work of a group of women beadworkers participating in the Woza Moya project of the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The study found that open, collaborative, and inclusive innovation practices, and social entrepreneurship … Read moreWorking around the Gender Gap in Intellectual Property Regimes: Empowerment of Women Beadworkers through Open, Inclusive Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa July 27, 2020525 0

Q&A: How to boost corporate open innovation initiatives in Africa

David Ross teaches innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, and serves as the founding manager of the Industry Innovation Lab and managing director of Stratera Capital. He recently chatted with Nicolas Bry of Orange Africa about how to boost corporate open innovation initiatives in Africa. Post in Disrupt Africa