Strengthening Africa’s international R&I capacities

An African research and innovation network wanted to promote its own country and industries capacities, stimulate foreign investments, promote internal reforms and better connect researchers, markets and policy-makers. We organised an international conference showcasing country’s excellences, market’s opportunities and R&I capacities towards the EU, international organisations, the donors’ community and private investors. We delivered an integrated capacity-building training on leadership, innovation, internationalization, aimed at the whole R&I eco-system. We empowered public administrators, academia, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and international investors with leadership, managerial skills and innovative thinking to break the silos, generate confidence and benefit from cooperation opportunities.