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I NNOVATION C ENTRE Overview Dr. Victor Konde. O UR OBJECTIVES Find solutions to real life challenges Promote technological innovation and upgrading Improve.

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1 I NNOVATION C ENTRE Overview Dr. Victor Konde

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 InnovationPartnershipsE-mentoring/E-matching Innovation Market

6 Guiding principles: Simplicity – and online Availability - free access Focus - open to all with a special focus on Africa Easy - minimal handling and processing Security SAFES!

7 AFRINVENT......

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10 S IMPLE CHALLENGE POSTING Name, what it is, its application, its advantages and sector(s)

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16 TechnoBazaar registration form

17 KNOWLEDGE CAFE

18 F EEDBACK AND FAQ

19 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**

20 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?

21 INNOVATION CENTRE


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