to Innovate

It is very critical for African Digital Innovation hubs to leverage key stakeholders within their ecosystems (entrepreneurs, universities, risk capital providers, government, and large corporations) and engage them in the most suitable way. However, many of them lack organisational practices to manage innovation ecosystems.

To address this challenge, AfriconEU, the first Trans-continental Networking Academy for African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in partnership with African Technology Business Network (ATBN) will host a virtual webinar on “Collaborate to innovate”.

The main objective of this webinar is to equip DIH leaders with strategies to collaborate, the benefits of collaboration and platforms that support collaboration. Particular importance will be given to startups-corporates collaboration in order to engage young professionals in the innovation process.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Developing new organisational practices.
  • Learning how to manage innovation ecosystems.
  • Acquiring new strategies to engage key stakeholders within innovation ecosystems

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders of Digital Innovation Hubs (tech hubs, universities, incubators, accelerators)
  • Youth
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support network leaders
  • Digital skills providers

Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2022

Time: 11am BST


  • Ben Griffin – Innovate UK UKRI
  • Others TBC




11.00 – 11.10 – Welcome and introductions

11.10 – 11.35 – Speaker presentation

11.35 – 12.05 Discussion

12.05 – 12.25 Audience Q & A

12.30 – Close

This event is part of the new AfriConEU project to support African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, collaboration, joint projects and ventures development. 

The project is being delivered by a consortium of partners including ATBN, INOVA+, Emerging Communities Africa, Youthmakers Hub, Porto Business School, OutBox, Dpixel, Stimmuli, ITC , Buni Hub and HapaSpace.


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