Global Ideas Exchange Event Series Video

Webcast recordings are now available

Multi-Lateral Innovation Funding

Blended Finance Options for Innovation

Open Innovation

Informal Innovation

Multi-Scalar Linkages

 

Download the event brochure here.

Download the rapid analysis summary here.

This event series contains daily sessions of which you can select to attend one or more of, and is open for registration from the week commencing Monday 19th October 2020.

KTN Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project co-funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and with the strategic partnership of Innovate UK to drive networking activities that can help foster long-lasting, strategic partnerships between Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, the UK and across sub-Saharan Africa.

In doing so, it aims to accelerate innovations that promote economic growth and job creation. As Covid-19 rapidly started sweeping the globe, KTN Global Alliance Africa project quickly shifted its activities to track and map the innovation response to the pandemic in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. KTN’s Global Ideas Exchange event series is our way of responding to these calls.

"Real, lasting change happens when we work together. KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities to drive positive change. The Global Ideas Exchange event series will bring together people and organisations globally to ensure our innovation systems are resilient and fit for recovery given the impact of Covid-19. I am very excited about this initiative and look forward to the outcomes and making a valuable difference."

Alicia Greated, CEO - KTN

Who should attend?

This event series is an inclusive platform for innovators, innovation enablers, investors, industry leaders, academia, the public sector and global innovation community to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and enable inclusive, multi-scalar approaches to resilience.

We have partnered with AfriLabsCcHub, and the South African Technology and Innovation Agency, while also reaching out to other international partners to collect experience data, case studies and best practice from 23 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa.

What are our aims?

  • To share the findings of our rapid analysis and provide inclusive platforms to drive constructive discussions around key findings and clearer information around public sector offerings
  • To ensure participation from diverse innovation stakeholders in the UK, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and from around the world in building frameworks for future cooperation
  • To launch inclusive communities of practice that can actively support more robust and effective investment pipelines in Africa
  • To improve visibility of existing connections and develop new avenues for communication between policy makers and innovation enablers

Networking opportunities

We will provide excellent networking opportunities from the 19th-25th and also the 26th October outside of the webinar times where you will be able to register for 1-to-1 meetings scheduled by the Meeting Mojo partnering platform.

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