The “AfriConEU Brokerage Event” aims to encourage meetings, collaboration, and sharing of different experiences between European and African innovative ecosystems to contribute to developing new projects and strategic partnerships. The “AfriConEU Brokerage Event” is promoted by dpixel, a venture incubator of the Sella group, and the AfriConEU project. The event will take place in Bologna on 2 and 3 November. It will connect the Digital Innovation Hubs of Europe and Africa and create networks with experts, investors, startups, public and private sector companies, academia, and institutions.
European and African innovation ecosystems are growing rapidly, and digital innovation hubs are the first drivers of this progressive evolution. Today there are more than 600 Digital Innovation Hubs in Europe that explore multiple industrial sectors, with a strong focus on sustainability aspects, and as many are estimated in the African continent.
The AfriConEU project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program for Research and Innovation, aims to create the first trans-continental networking academy to support African and European Digital Innovation Hubs in skills development, knowledge sharing, and implementation of strategic initiatives through collaboration and growth of new businesses.
More than 200 innovators from 8 countries (Italy, the UK, Portugal, Greece, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, and Tanzania) will participate in the event in Bologna at BIGBO – Boost Innovation Garage of Carisbo Foundation. They will strengthen the synergies between the two continents in four significant areas: Agritech, Edtech, Fintech, and Technology for Development.
Parallelly, African Digital Innovation Hubs organize World cafe Tables, and a series of live-streaming meetings live from Bologna to explore specific issues related to regional ecosystems.
Read the Press Release here.