On behalf of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, UNIMED is glad to inform you for that the call for application is now open to African Innovators within the contest of the Africa Innovation Leaders Project
.The Africa Innovation Leaders Project
was conceived during the Italian G7 Presidency with particular reference to the Outreach Session with Africa organized in Taormina at the closure of the Summit of the heads of government. The project was then funded by the Italian Agency Development Cooperation (AICS).
The project is meant to involve a number of Countries of the African continent: Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and is focused on boosting African prosperity through the embracement of the Next Production Revolution sharing comprehensive understanding of Innovation dynamics with the aim at educating next generation leaders towards new thinking over sustainable solutions.
The specific objective is to accompany empowerment toward the embracement of the Next Production Revolution with special reference to digitalization, energy and mobility.
The project has two main results:
1. A qualified community of AFRICA INNOVATION BROKERS (AIBs) is created as the seed for the next generation of African Leaders, equipped with the right and verified capacity and competences for boosting Africa leapfrogging, so to favor the embracement of NPR and the diffusion of its benefits.
2. A platform for innovation, the AFRICA INNOVATION CRADLE is working as a digital tool to enable the AIBs to replicate and expand their pilot experience toward a larger number of local innovation networks.The call will be open 3 weeks only. The first Deadline is July, 20th.