Projects developing a better understanding of innovation ecosystems in the SADC region and building capacity in Innovation Support Organisations to better serve their various clients.
Biotech startups succeed when three essential variables work together effectively; scientifically sound and market-oriented product, a competent entrepreneur and the right financial support.
By establishing an AM ecosystem that makes use of the network’s existing state of the art AM platforms work; knowledge and skills base, patients that would not receive treatment or the necessary interventions now have a new lease on life.
This project is necessary as it provides an easily accessible platform to creative and business-minded individuals who would usually not have access to market.
Projects that (1) help early-stage entrepreneurs to validate, pilot and roll-out their concepts and prototypes on the market, and (2) strengthen Innovation Support Organisations ability to assist entrepreneurs and to support their role as orchestrators of joint activities between innovation role players within and across different ecosystems.
Education challenges faced in Southern Africa can be addressed by innovations generated by brilliant technology entrepreneurs. However, these entrepreneurs need grassroots level support from thriving local edtech ecosystems...
This project seeks to roll out and validate an affordable and reliable service targeting economically challenged community building from a sub-economic scale to achieve scalability and sustainable revenue generation.
Startups will have an opportunity to get skills training, connect with support networks as well as have face-to-face interactions with regional and global investors.
Projects that develop a better understanding of technologies and methods facilitating collaborative development of innovations with socially and economically excluded communities. Projects can generate new or improved knowledge through tools, methodologies or programmes that can be used by organisations working with disadvantaged groups.
Investing in girls to learn coding will help girls in Africa develop life-changing IT skills and build future careers as successful technology entrepreneurs. Not only will these girls acquire hard skills as budding IT programmers, designers and developers, but they will also gain the self-esteem and confidence needed to pursue a career in technology and, crucially, to bridge Tanzania’s current gender gap in ICT.
Learners benefit from progressive pedagogical methods and new types of learning environments. These develop a culture of active and independent learning which lays the foundation for future entrepreneurial development.
Mashup’s major innovation is the way its ecosystem marshals a full chain of resources to assist marginalized youth in making the transition from passivity, unemployment and anti-social behavior to participation, productivity and good citizenship.