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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

GreenInvest – ImpactHub

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

Members of the consortium:
Green Invest Africa, i-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


JKIAN 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


DOORS – Digital Innovation for SMEs

The aim of DOORS is to increase technology adoption and digitalization efforts of Rwandan SMEs. The DIH will help in capability and capacity building towards digitization and develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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

The Smart City Lab

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.

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

Geospatial Innovation Agri Hub

GIA Hub aims to help fishermen and farmers improve their productivity to ultimately achieve food security, by facilitating access to meaningful digital solutions using geospatial data.

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

Wits Enterprise / Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

Wits Enterprise / Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct supports understanding the business case, and developing a strong, sustainable business around products built on sound research. The DIH will support university inventions that support Smart city priorities.

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


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