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Paving the Way Forward and Learning New Design Methods with Siili
Paving the Way Forward and Learning New Design Methods with Siili
03 Dec 2019
SAIS 2 hosted 16 delegates from the Connected Hubs for an on-site peer learning session at Botswana Innovation Hub. Siili Solutions facilitated two workshops.
TechTribe Accelerator Looking for Entrepreneurs Across SADC
TechTribe Accelerator Looking for Entrepreneurs Across SADC
19 Nov 2019
The TechTribe Accelerator is searching for tech impact startups to apply for its free online investment readiness cohort.
BOOST UP Startups Preparing for Trip to Finland
BOOST UP Startups Preparing for Trip to Finland
11 Nov 2019
14 impact startups were selected to travel to Finland for Slush and participate in BOOST UP Bootcamp
Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC Region at SIW4
Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC Region at SIW4
01 Aug 2019
The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) in partnership with the SADC Secretariat, the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) will be hosting a parallel session on ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship for Industrialisation in the SADC region’ during the 4th SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Request for Proposals: Innovation Challenge Curator
Request for Proposals: Innovation Challenge Curator
31 Jul 2019
SAIS 2 is seeking to contract a Service Provider to design and curate a challenge competition for the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Third Call for Proposals (CfP3).
Regional Open Innovation Platform Project Launched
Regional Open Innovation Platform Project Launched
08 Jul 2019
Individuals, teams or corporations that are selected will undergo a 3 month incubation programme at BITRI, and receive valuable innovation training by RIIS, in order to create their own sustainable business. The digital platform created for this project will act
Connected Hubs Launches Boost Up
Connected Hubs Launches Boost Up
06 Jun 2019
The long awaited BOOST UP has been launched, it is a 3-part series of startup events, supported by SAIS 2, the SAIS 2 National Focal Points and the SAIS 2 Connected Hubs network in the five SADC countries of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The BOOST UP series is geared to take the SADC region by storm with a total of over 20 events targeting over 700 aspiring entrepreneurs and startups taking place in 5 countries as from June to August 2019.
Building A Community of Inclusive Innovators
Building A Community of Inclusive Innovators
28 May 2019
Five projects recently took part in a two day Inclusive Innovation training workshop in Lusaka, Zambia as part of capacity building for grantees supported through the SAIS 2 Innovation Fund Call for Proposals 2018/1.The projects are being implemented in seven countries across the SADC region and involve over 20 partners and were represented by coordinators and beneficiaries who traveled to Lusaka for the onsite training.
Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem Project Kick Off
Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem Project Kick Off
22 May 2019
The Developing Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem project which will support manufacturing of innovative medical products, Additive Manufacturing (AM) of patient-specific implants and cutting/positioning guides through state of the art technology platforms recently kicked off with an official launch in Gaborone, Botswana.
Launch of First Biotech Incubator Programme is a Milestone for Africa’s Biotech Sector
Launch of First Biotech Incubator Programme is a Milestone for Africa’s Biotech Sector
20 May 2019
Nine of South Africa and Zimbabwe’s top early-stage biotech entrepreneurs were selected to participating in an intense six-month development training programme at the Cape Innovation & Technology’s Woodstock Bandwidth Barn in Cape Town through the CiTi Piloting a Biotech Incubator project.
Save The Date: ASAIF 2019
Save The Date: ASAIF 2019
16 May 2019
The Annual Southern Africa Innovation Forum (ASAIF) 2019 will be held in conjunction with Botswana Innovation Day on 19 September 2019 at the Botswana Innovation Hubs Science and Technology Park in Gaborone Botswana.
Namibian Entrepreneurs at Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit (ZES) 2019
Namibian Entrepreneurs at Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit (ZES) 2019
14 May 2019
Two female Namibian entrepreneurs have been selected to exhibit their products and participate at the 3rd Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit (ZES 2019 ) in Lusaka, Zambia. The ZES, will be held in collaboration with the WECREATE Zambia Centre, the American Chamber of Commerce, Atlas Mara, and Hivos Southern Africa. Under the theme “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Future Now, Leaving No One Behind” the summit aims to connect entrepreneurs with investors, lenders entrepreneurship resources, empowerment networks and encourage business expansion.