Ecosystem Enablers with a common goal of a connected Africa join forces at the 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering to drive innovation as the future of Africa’s growth.
We are delighted to have these outstanding organizations come on board to support the largest pan-African conference in Africa.
DIGILOGIC, a Horizon 2020 project, funded by the European Commission, is the first European and African Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) focusing on smart logistics. DIGILOGIC enables the growth of a common innovators’ ecosystem, where talents from both Europe and Africa will benefit from access to technology, knowledge, and ultimately market opportunities and investments. The African partners are: Prototipi (a Nigerian SME), MEST Africa (an NGO based in Ghana), and Bongo-Hive (a DIH based in Zambia); the European partners are Digital Logistics Hub (Germany), VTT (a research centre from Finland), Endeva (an NGO based in Germany) and Friuli Innovazione (a DIH based in Italy). Prototipi and MEST will lead DIGILOGIC workshop “The Pan-EU Africa sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) fostering smart logistics solutions” at the Afrilabs Annual Gathering 2021.
At Mozilla, there is a global community of technologists, thinkers, and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, for individuals worldwide to be informed contributors and creators of the Web. They believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future. In 2020, AfriLabs and Mozilla partnered to convene a series of roundtable discussions with African startups, entrepreneurs, developers, and innovators to better understand the tech ecosystem and identify new product ideas – to spur the next generation of open innovation. A report based on these discussions will be published before the end of the year. During the upcoming Gathering, Mozilla will lead workshops on the Common Voice project and Lean Data Practices.
The University of Basel has been educating talents from Switzerland and abroad since 1460. Since then, it has been continuously contributing to the creation and transfer of knowledge, adapting to new frameworks, and driving reflection and change in society, business, and culture. Today, the University of Basel is among the Top 100 leading research universities.
In its global outreach, Africa and Basel have been developing joint activities for a long time. The Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), swisspeace, the Center for African Studies in Basel (ZASB), and the University’s National and International Cooperation (NIC) have been engaging partners for many. Today, for raising high potential science entrepreneurs, the University of Basel prides itself on working with AfriLabs, the leading tech hub and innovation space supporter on the African Continent.
About the AfriLabs Annual Gathering
The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is AfriLabs’ flagship event which provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs within the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders of the African technology and innovation ecosystem (such as corporates, development agencies, academia, and investors) to convene, network, learn and share knowledge. The 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering marks AfriLabs’ 10th year of existence and the event aims to celebrate and reflect on this milestone, and what the future holds for innovation in Africa. Register here.