On Wednesday, 29th of September 2021, AfriConEU met digitally for the second time with DIGILOGIC and HUBiquitous, H2020 projects under the ICT- 58 call. The meeting was organized by the Coordinator of AfriConEU, INOVA+ and moderated by Youthmakers Hub. The meeting kicked off with a roundtable introduction of all participating individuals. This meeting’s objective was for all participants to share progress and findings of their projects so far, to present what each project has been doing so far and which are the outcomes, discuss common challenges, and exchange on possible joint efforts for reaching a larger audience. AfriConEU’s Dissemination Manager initiated the discussion by presenting the project’s progress with the contribution of the rest of the AfriConEU partners.
DIGILOGIC project presented all progress related to all its work packages, highlighting the outcomes until M9 and the expected ones until M12. The project’s online platform has just been launched, counting already 40 members and planning to have 100 by December 2021. Participation in several events has already been scheduled for the next few months. Its partners are Digital Hub Logistics in Germany, VTT in Finland, FRIULI INNOVAZIONE in Italy, ENDEVA in Germany, Prototipi in Nigeria, Meltwater in Ghana, and BongoHive in Zambia.
HUBiquitous project presented the progress and finding so far, including the co-design sessions organized in the previous months and the report to be published with the primary outcomes coming out by the end of the year. A booklet-ecosystem is also being prepared, including eco-innovation systems, actors, problems of the ecosystem, and how to overcome them. Participation in several events has already been planned for the next few months. Its consortium consists of InnoTec21 GmbH in Germany, Orange in France, Waziup in Germany, ESN in Belgium, iSpace in Ghana, DTBi in Tanzania, Growthafrica in Kenya, igHub in Nigeria, The District in Egypt, and INSOMNIA CONSULTING in Spain.
Moving forward, it has been decided that ICT-58 projects will further consolidate their partnership, repeating such meetings, with the next one coming up in 2022.