Inspiring, Creating and Connecting African and European Innovation Ecosystems
After three years of actively bridging African and European innovation ecosystems and shaping the collaboration between Digital Innovation Hubs across continents, the AEDIB|NET Final Summit will occur on 9 October 2023, 9 AM – 6 PM EAT, in Kigali, Rwanda. An evening event will follow the full-day event.
The Final Summit will be the occasion to reflect, learn, share and discuss some of the main outcomes and promises of what AEDIB|NET has achieved in the last three years: From the concept of Digital Innovation Hubs on the African continent to opportunities of funding and investment, from the cooperation with corporates to the role of academia in ecosystems. The Summit will be the opportunity to lay the foundation for AEDIB 2.0 and explore how innovation ecosystems can best be strengthened and connected in the future.
Furthermore, inspiring keynotes and panel discussions with the AEDIB|NET community of African and European digital innovation stakeholders, European Commission and European Member States representatives, as well as private sector partners from both continents, will be part of the programme.
The event will take place back-to-back with the AfriLabs Annual Gathering, “Accelerating Africa’s Digital Economy”, which brings together Tech Hubs from all over Africa. The city will be full of innovative spark, creativity and progressive energy – just the perfect environment to shape the future of DIHs across the continent as well as strengthen the collaboration between African and European innovation ecosystems.
AEDIB|NET has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101017105.