Presentation on theme: "I NNOVATION C ENTRE Overview Dr. Victor Konde. O UR OBJECTIVES Find solutions to real life challenges Promote technological innovation and upgrading Improve."— Presentation transcript:
O UR OBJECTIVES Find solutions to real life challenges Promote technological innovation and upgrading Improve the competitiveness of African firms and institutions Increase the contribution of technology to development
T HE PROBLEMS WE SEEK TO FIX Limited resources of most small-sized African institutions and firms Dispersed centres in a wide geographic area Limited collaboration between R&D institutions Limited collaboration between firms and R&D centres Asymmetry in technology information Imperfection of technology market
W HAT IS OUT THERE ? Innovation market IP Net Technology Exchange APCTT E-mentoring ATDF E-Matching ImagineNations Swiss Contact Partnerships Open Innovation Africa Bio-innovate Open Innovation InnocentiveNineSigma
W HAT TDTN ET IS NOT? Does not sell or buy May advise but does not become party to contracts May help match but do not select partners Solicits help but does not guarantee solution, sale of funding Only lawful application permitted**
WHAT IS URGENTLY NEEDED? Key firms and institutions Staff – at least one full-time Technical support – upgrading required Marketing – awareness and user training Translation capability in common languages Funding – upgrading, awards, promotions On the ground - National networks?
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