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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.

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Shaun Holmes

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