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We believe in the catalytic power of African innovation and digital technologies for green and inclusive development.

News & Events
  • Botswana Up! Startup Connect Week
    Innovation Policies
    Innovation Ecosystems
    Innovative Solutions
    Make-IT in Africa Launch in Southern African region
    The “BotswanaUP! Startup Connect Week” is the start of implementing Make-IT in Africa in Southern Africa – after successfully strengthening innovation ecosystems in Western and Eastern Africa.
    Event — April 18, 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
  • I4Policy
    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
  • Endeva
    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 Network of Development Entrepreneurs
    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
  • 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