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  • Tthanks22
    Innovative Solutions
    Innovation Ecosystems
    Smart Cities Innovation Programme
    22 Investment ready startups showcase their achievements throughout the SCIP journey
    The Smart Cities Innovation Programme had a successful online-pitch event, where the participating startups from across the Continent were able to showcase their achievements and investment readiness
    News Article — June 29, 2022
  • Endeva Day1 SD 58
    Innovative Solutions
    ii2030
    Rwanda
    ii2030 -Co-creation Phase Workshop
    With an interactive two-day workshop facilitated by Endeva and the Rwandan Ministry for ICT and Innovation, the co-creation stage of tThe Rwanda Smart Cities Edition of the ii2030 was commenced.
    News Article — June 29, 2022
  • Combined
    Innovation Ecosystems
    Events
    Make-IT Day at hub.berlin 2022
    This year the Make-IT Day will be live and in person again! Taking place on the 22nd of June, at Germany's largest business festival for digital movers and makers; hub.berlin2022 at Funkhaus Berlin
    Event — June 21, 2022
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    Innovative Solutions
    Innovation Ecosystems
    Pitch
    Demo Day - Smart Cities Innovation Programme
    The SCIP Demo Day marks the finale of the Smart Cities Innovation Programme, spotlighting participating startups, connecting them with you!
    Event — June 19, 2022
  • Deep Dive Africa
    Innovative Solutions
    Rwanda
    Kenya
    Growing deal flow into Africa´s startup ecosystem
    The second edition of Deep Dive Africa hosted a 3-day regional virtual investment event showcasing 40 start-ups from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Rwanda to over 115 investors from Africa and Europe!
    News Article — March 11, 2022
  • Assek
    Innovation Ecosystems
    ASSEK
    Kenya
    Ecosystem resilience requires resilient innovation enablers
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had adverse effects on the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems.
    News Article — January 20, 2022
  • Policy toolkit website
    Innovation Policies
    i4Policy
    Pan-African
    i4Policy: a toolkit and progressive entrepreneur ship policy
    The entrepreneurship policy toolkit, developed by i4Policy with support of GIZ, has proven itself as a useful knowledge repository.
    News Article — January 20, 2022
  • Ii2030
    Innovative Solutions
    Rwanda
    Accelerator
    Teaming up with Endeva: better transport and logistic in Rwanda
    ii2030’s Rwanda Smart City Edition addresses some of the critical challenges Rwandan cities are facing.
    News Article — January 20, 2022
  • Aspen ande22
    Innovation Ecosystems
    Western Africa
    Eastern Africa
    With our partner ANDE towards inclusive digitalization in Africa
    The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the need for digital solutions.
    News Article — January 20, 2022

What we do

With our partners, we co-create strong foundations for innovation by empowering African #InnovationEcosystems. We encourage startups, innovation enablers, and political partners to connect, exchange, and scale digital solutions.

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Our goal

Our goal is to make these #InnovationEcosystems future-ready – to build a resilient environment for digital visionaries and their partners. So, they can create impactful change in Africa – socially, environmentally, and economically.

OUR PARTNERS

Creating impact with a strong network

Since the start of our project we have been collaborating with a network of strong allies from innovation enablers to the private sector, civil society and policy makers.

Our latest stories
  • Image22
    Belen Adem, Endeva
    Innovative Solutions
    ii2030
    The ii2030 Rwanda Smart City Edition Journey
    To co-create systemic solutions in the smart city space, Make-IT supports the “ii2030 Rwanda Smart City Edition” a flagship initiative of Endeva.
    Blog Article — May 24, 2022 — Belen Adem, Endeva
  • Naa Sika: Leveraging the innovation ecosystem to scale
    Innovative Solutions
    Smart Cities Innovation Programme
    Ghana
    Naa Sika: Leveraging the innovation ecosystem to scale
    The startup Naa Sika Micro Bank and its lead Ralph Menz are on a journey of creating innovative and trendy ways to manage money effectively.
    Blog Article — March 30, 2022
  • Cooling with the sun? Yes! The KOOLBOKS way…
    Innovative Solutions
    Smart Cities Innovation Programme
    Nigeria
    Cooling with the sun? Yes! The KOOLBOKS way…
    Frequent power outages, high costs of buying and running generators, and the relatively high cost of refrigerators prevent many African businesses ...
    Blog Article — March 30, 2022
  • Optimalogistic
    Innovative Solutions
    Smart Cities Innovation Programme
    Tunisia
    With Optimalogistic an empty truck becomes an opportunity
    In Tunisia, for every three deliveries, two trucks return empty to their cities of origin.
    Blog Article — March 30, 2022