creating a vibrant DIH landscape in Africa
What is a Digital Innovation Hub?
In a nutshell, a Digital Innovation Hub is a coordinated group of organisations with complementary expertise and a public-benefit objective, offering a set of services and activities to companies to support their digital transformation and innovation through a one-stop shop.
A Digital Innovation Hub needs to provide services and activities along four areas:
Test before invest
should allow companies to try out a digital technology and validate its benefits and feasability before investing in it
Skills & Development
should provide companies and their employees with the required skills to understand, evaluate, implement and operate the deployed digital technologies
should foster the cooperation between existing and the emergence of new actors within the local innovation ecosystem
access to finance
a Digital Innovation Hub should advise and broker financing options to companies that want to deploy a digital technologies in their operation