African Innovation Week, Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2019

African Innovation week will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia organized by IBA Ethiopia Center for Innovation in collaboration with The Federal Ministry of Innovation & Technology of Ethiopia, the African Union and The Royal Norwegian Embassy at Addis Ababa.

The goal of the African Innovation Week is to create a platform and gather innovative African and Norwegian startups to come together and share their experience, get connected with potential investors, executive bodies, game-changers and work together for sustainable and inclusive development.

The expected outcomes of the event are:

  • Creation of a platform for Norwegian and Nordic business sector aspiring to establish in Africa to get in-contact with the appropriate skillset and stakeholders. 
  • To increase the role of women in innovation by providing them with equal opportunity and support.
  • To establishing a bilateral channel that integrates Norwegian and African entrepreneurs that foster collaboration creating a mutual value addition.
  • Providing seed-funding, follow-up and commercializing selected promising Startups (50-75).