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Open Innovation

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Open Innovation is one of four interventions for this programme.

The Open Innovation intervention aims to develop and maintain a collaborative culture between industry players and their associated supply chains or government agencies. By applying KTN’s well-established methods for supporting Open Innovation, we will provide a safe space for diverse collaborators to respond to shared industry challenges in a mutually beneficial way.

Challenge holders will be supported in finding innovative solutions to key challenges and identifying collaborative solutions.

Solution providers will be provided with opportunities to form new partnership and gain access to new market where their innovations can make a difference.

Innovation Exchange

We are looking for large companies in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa seeking to find rapid innovative solutions to technical problems that their traditional supply chains can’t solve: for details of how our unique Innovation Exchange (iX) platform can help, click here.

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Chiara Bassetti

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Global Ideas Exchange: Enhancing Innovative Resilience in Africa

The Global Ideas Exchange Series is the first in a series of new activities designed to respond to the impact of Covid-19 and support resilience and recovery in African innovation ecosystems. We hope to encourage sharing and learning and aim to showcase the latest ideas and best practice in innovation.

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08.03.2022

Growing the South African economy: The case for investing in innovation

South Africa needs to fast track economic growth to reduce poverty and inequality. To create this economic growth, South Africa will need to embrace innovation, says Dr Nee-Joo Teh, Project Director of KTN Global Alliance Africa.

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12.04.2022

Global Alliance Africa Media Dialogue Puts Women Innovators in the Spotlight!

Innovate UK KTN’s Africa team recently hosted an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Innovation Media Series for Nigeria and Kenya highlighting some of the challenges faced by Women in Innovation. Both events had a fantastic panel, engaging conversations and great insights from all involved.

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Programmes related to Open Innovation

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Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

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