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Innovation Centre. Overview Dr. Victor Konde. Our objectives. Find solutions to real life challenges Promote technological innovation and upgrading Improve the competitiveness of African firms and institutions Increase the contribution of technology to development.

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innovation centre

Innovation Centre

Overview

Dr. Victor Konde

our objectives
Our objectives
  • Find solutions to real life challenges
  • Promote technological innovation and upgrading
  • Improve the competitiveness of African firms and institutions
  • Increase the contribution of technology to development
the problems we seek to fix
The problems we seek to fix
  • Limited resources of most small-sized African institutions and firms
  • Dispersed centres in a wide geographic area
  • Limited collaboration between R&D institutions
  • Limited collaboration between firms and R&D centres
  • Asymmetry in technology information
  • Imperfection of technology market
what is out there
What is out there?

Open Innovation

Innocentive

NineSigma

Innovation market

IP Net

Technology Exchange

APCTT

E-mentoring

ATDF E-Matching

ImagineNations

Swiss Contact

Partnerships

Open Innovation Africa

Bio-innovate

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Open Innovation

Innovation Market

E-mentoring/

E-matching

Innovation

Partnerships

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Guiding principles:

  • Simplicity – email and online
  • Availability - free access
  • Focus - open to all with a special focus on Africa
  • Easy - minimal handling and processing
  • Security

SAFES!

simple challenge posting
Simple challenge posting

Name, what it is, its application, its advantages and sector(s)

what tdtnet is not
What TDTNet is NOT?
  • Does not sell or buy
  • May advise but does not become party to contracts
  • May help match but do not select partners
  • Solicits help but does not guarantee solution, sale of funding
  • Only lawful application permitted**
what is urgently needed
WHAT IS URGENTLY NEEDED?
  • Key firms and institutions
  • Staff – at least one full-time
  • Technical support – upgrading required
  • Marketing – awareness and user training
  • Translation capability in common languages
  • Funding – upgrading, awards, promotions
  • On the ground - National networks?
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