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  • DIHs to strengthen knowledge exchange with the SNS community and collaboration

    Webinar

    Oct 5, 14:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    Join the Digital Innovation Hubs' event, a key component of the Digital Europe Programme, that aims to bridge the gap between technology providers and end users.

  • AEDIB|NET Final Summit

    Conference

    Oct 9, 09:00 - 18:00 (EAT)
    The AEDIB|NET Final Summit culminates three years of dedicated work to foster valuable partnerships between African and European innovation ecosystems. This event will provide an essential platform for stakeholders to reflect, learn, share project experiences and plan future activities of AEDIB 2.0, which was launched during the last EU-AU Summit and is part of the Africa-Europe Global Gateway Investment Package for Digital, Education and Research. Date : Monday, 9 October, 2023 Time : 09:00 โ€“ 18:00 plus evening event Place : Norrsken House, KN 78 St, Kigali, Rwanda. The agenda of the Summit will address the following topics, through keynotes, panels and working groups: The final summit will commence with a welcome address by the European Commission The big picture of the AEU-EU Innovation Agenda DIH concepts and the opportunities they offer for international collaborations on both continents How to work with the private sector in practice AEDIB 2.0: the way forward for support to DIHs, and more Policy reforms to support entrepreneurship Innovative investment streams for ecosystems Towards a pan-African network of DIHs โ€ฆ and other key questions for the future of innovation on both continents, as well as opportunities of networking and matchmaking within our network of partners.The Summit will take place back-to-back with the AfriLabs Annual Gathering on โ€˜Accelerating Africaโ€™s Digital Economyโ€™, which brings together tech hubs from across the African continent in Kigali, Rwanda, on 11-13 October. To register, click here . We look forward to welcoming you in Kigali! The Consortium of the African European Digital Innovation Bridge Network ( AEDIB|NET ) AEDIB|NET has received funding from the European Unionโ€™s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101017105. Full Agenda
    Kigali, Rwanda

  • AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023

    Conference

    Oct 11 - 13, (BA)
    The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is AfriLabsโ€™ flagship event that convenes all the African technology and innovation ecosystem stakeholders. It provides an avenue to build viable African institutions through collaboration, stakeholder engagement, policy advocacy and government engagement to shape global, continental and regional economic growth. This aligns with AfriLabsโ€™ mission to enable Africa to participate in the global knowledge and innovation marketplace, thereby stimulating economic growth. The 2023 AfriLabs Annual Gathering themed โ€œAccelerating Africaโ€™s Digital Economy; by the Strength of our Community.โ€ will hold back-to-back in the same week as the AEDIB|NET Final Summit (9th of October) from Wednesday the 11th to Friday the 13th of October 2023 at Kigali, Rwanda and will be co-hosted by AfriLabs Member Hub, 250STARTUPS. Digital transformation is growing rapidly and has the potential to reshape economies, societies, and industries globally. Europe and Africa are witnessing significant advancements in digital technologies, and research and development (R&D) are pivotal in driving this transformation. During the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023, the panel on โ€˜Research and Development for Digital Transformation: Shared Insights from Africa and Diasporaโ€™ aims to bring together experts from academia, research institutions, industry, and government to discuss the collaborative efforts and shared insights that can accelerate digital innovation across both continents. Afrilabs is a partner of the AEDIB|NET consortium.

  • Big Angels Day

    Conference

    Oct 26, 09:00 - 17:00 (WET)
    The event aims to promote "Business Angels" investment in startups in French-speaking Africa and highlight their impact on the African ecosystem. It's a unique platform for exchanging and bringing together investors and entrepreneurs from Africa, Europe and the diaspora around the theme of innovation and ultimately creating partnerships, investment and mentoring opportunities. To this end, the event brings together players from the ecosystem to discuss topics such as: The specificities of "Business Angel" investment in Africa vs. elsewhere Lessons to be learned for Africa from the European model Establishing a framework for long-term collaboration between the two ecosystems The role of diaspora communities in enabling exchanges and links between the two ecosystems The role of PPPs in the development of Africa's digital ecosystem.
    Dakar, Senegal

  • ENRICH in Africa Annual Congress 2023

    Conference

    Nov 21 - 22, (BE)
    Save the date for this yearโ€™s ENRICH in Africa Congress that will take place in Brussels on the 21st of November. This third EiA Congress will be bringing the community to Europe and gather senior-level decision-makers, incubation and acceleration experts, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovation experts from Africa and Europe. More information and the agenda coming soon!
    Brussels, Belgium

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