The premise of the Summit is that innovations in products, services, business models and processes can lead to greater social and economic wealth creation in Africa. However, today barriers stand in the way for this potential to be realized. The Summit aims to promote the creation of new innovation services and collaboration models, which align the public and private sector stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem and embeds end-user driven co-creation and open innovation as critical elements to African innovation systems.

As part of the initiative, they've launched an ideation platform to serve as a resource and space for everyone working in Innovation in Africa to connect.

The site revolves around the four main streams of interest and focus for the summit:

  • Ecosystem for Innovation
  • Emerging Market Business Models
  • Mobile Services Revolution
  • Human Capital - Education for All

You can check out the website and find more information here:

and add to the conversation via @nokconv and @changeconnect with the hash tag #InnovateAfrica

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