Team members of AfriConEU presented the paper “Intercontinental Cooperation to foster the Capacity of European and African Digital Innovation Hubs to accelerate the Digital transition – The AfriConEU project” during the 16th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2022, known for being one of the largest international Education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists, and professionals from the educational sector took place online from 7th – 8th March 2022. The paper was allocated to the session Globalisation & Internationalisation in the sub-section of International Collaboration in Higher Education. You can find more information on the paper here.
The authors of this scientific publication are Ana Aleixo, Ana Solange Leal, and Marta Coto from INOVA+ Innovation Services, S.A.; Eunice Ball and Stav Bar Shany from ATBN Africa Technology Business Network and Saša Štraus from ITC Murska Sobota.
In this paper, the assessment of available and needed capabilities of the digital innovation ecosystems will be explored in four specific countries (i.e., Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania) through the research activities conducted as part of the AfriConEU project – an Innovation Action funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. These results are key to attaining the project’s main and ambitious objective: to create the first Trans-Continental Networking Academy for supporting African and European DIHs in terms of capacity building, knowledge sharing, networking, collaboration, joint projects, and ventures development.