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AEDIB|NET – African European Digital Innovation Bridge Network

Bridging Digital Innovation Ecosystems across Africa and Europe

AEDIB|NET has the objective to strengthen a common African European digital innovation ecosystem by supporting local digital innovation and start-up ecosystems in Africa and facilitating the collaboration between European and African DIHs.

AEDIB|NET activities to strengthen digital innovation ecosystems

Africa with countries
Côte d'Ivoire
South Africa

237 DT Innovation Lab

237 DT Innovation Lab is a group of organizations bringing together their expertise to promote and support innovative projects, start-ups and SMEs operating or wishing to operate in the field of digital trade across Cameroon.

Members of the consortium:
Orange Digital Center Cameroon, ActivSpaces, Cameroon Angels Network, Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale

Digi-Cities Network

GreenInvest – ImpactHub is a one-stop-shop of digital innovation for the transition of cities towards smart city management.

Members of the consortium:
Impact Hub Abidjan, Green Invest-Impact Hub

eBusiness Leaders

eBusiness Leaders is an e-commerce enabler offering a wide range and effective services to SMEs. It is a one-stop shop offering digital trade technology solutions’ awareness/knowledge to SMEs.

Members of the consortium:
Leadership, Bibliotica, LilyShop

The Smart Cities Startups Hub (SCSH)

SCSH is planning to implement a wide range of activities to improve networks, knowledge, skills and access to finance for new entrepreneurs and MSMEs in the Smart Cities areas.

Members of the consortium:
ICEALEX, The Smart Future Cities Laboratory (SFCL), Impact Circles

CleanTech Hub Nairobi

CleanTech Hub Nairobi is a digital and physical resource centre that supports CleanTech SMEs to digitise their operations and offering.

Members of the consortium:
Circular Innovation Hub, Growh Africa Foundation, Nairobi Circle Innovations Consulting Limited

JHUB Africa

JHUB Africa is a digital solutions hub to provide digital climate smart agriculture and trade solutions to small and medium scale farmers.

Members of the consortium:
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Impact Africa Network

Digital and Entrepreneurship Skills Academy

The objective of the DES Academy is to address the needs of women by enhancing their inclusion and possibilities in entrepreneurship by raising their digital and entrepreneurship capacities.


The DOORS DIH will support Rwanda SMEs, improve their proficiency in digital trade, and help them access markets and finance. Overall “DOORS” will offer a wide range of services to SMEs including capacity building, mentorship, technical expertise, and networking opportunities.

Members of the consortium:
Coventry University Africa Hub, 250Startups Incubator

Smart City Hub

The Smart City Lab provides a bridge between the private and public sector by connecting government priorities with ideas and solutions from innovators and businesses.The Smart City Hub exists to facilitate and drive efficient, sustainable, digital solutions that improve the quality of life for citizens in cities and communities in Rwanda through technology and innovation

Members of the consortium:
Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda Information Society Authority, Rwanda ICT Chamber


The Geospatial Innovation Agri-Hub (GIA-HUB) is a unifying framework for several actors working on the issue of geospatial, smart-Agri and agriculture in the broad sense. It brings together academics, research structures, incubators, professional organizations, start-ups and state departments.

Members of the consortium:
CNCR, Yessal AgriHub, Université Cheikh Anta DIOP of Dakar

Tshimologong DIH

Tshimologong aims to create world-leading African digital entrepreneurs and catalyzes the transformation of Braamfontein, Johannesburg into a premier technology destination to raise the profile of African digital innovation by inspiring new talent and addressing rising youth unemployment. As a university-based incubator, Tshimologong Precinct is a digital hub based where the incubation of start-ups and SMEs, the commercialisation of research and the development of high level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youth takes place.

Members of the consortium:
Wits Commercial Enterprise, Shimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

Smart Kilimo

Smart Kilimo aims to democratise digital climate smart agriculture technologies to empower young Tanzanian entrepreneurs to grow the agriculture sector.

Members of the consortium:
Westerwelle Foundation Tanzania, Agriedo Hub, Smartcore Enterprise Limited


Cleantech216 is a hybrid hub for the development, prototyping, and incubation of clean technologies to improve climate resilience. It is focusing on innovating in cleantech solutions for the private sector.

Members of the consortium:
Future Islands, Ipalm, Talent lab

Digital and Entrepreneurship Skills Academy

The objective of the DES Academy is to address the needs of women by enhancing their inclusion and possibilities in entrepreneurship by raising their digital and entrepreneurship capacities.

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