African Innovation Eco- system Taking Shape
As websites such as Afrigadget (afrigadget.com) amply prove, there is already an entrenched do-it-yourself innovation culture hardwired into daily life on the continent.
But now new technologies will also accelerate the spread of new ideas and solutions.
Identifying the elements that are making this innovation culture flourish came under analysis in a recent post on the Afrinnovator website (afrinnovator.com).
Afrinnovator argues that there are four elements that have come together to change circumstances for innovators on the continent: education, mentoring and incubators, funding and showcase events.
Afrinnovator concludes: “This is the last virgin tech landscape left on the planet. The best time to become a player in the African technology innovation ecosystem is now.” – (July 2012)
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