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On 29-30 June, the AEIP organises the final event! It marks the official end of the AEIP pilot and focuses on celebrating and disseminating information on the key achievements across all activities, and on discussing ways to continue to collaborate in a more sustainable manner. 

The event aims to showcase the impacts and lessons learnt that emerged from the pilot AEIP. Outcomes of all the different project activities will serve to demonstrate the benefits of African-European innovation collaboration and exemplify the added value of the AEIP in facilitating such a collaboration. The success stories chosen also showcase how innovation collaboration can contribute to the UN SDGs. In doing so, the objective of the event is also for the wider stakeholder community to recognise the achievements of the AEIP, and to thus lay the groundwork for future support of Africa-Europe innovation collaboration.

Using the thematic challenges launched on cleantech, foodwaste and edtech as a framework, the event links up the target communities of tech hubs and start-ups, technology transfer offices/TTOs, and entrepreneurs. 

The event also provides a platform for relevant recently, launched third party initiatives/opportunities to present themselves and to discuss how these could be used to continue some of the activities launched in the AEIP in the future, after the AEIP itself is no longer financed by the European Commission. The programme for the event hence includes a focus on initiatives by international donors, development agencies, and multilateral funding schemes, notably with Enrich in Africa, and with other initiatives such as the digital innovation hubs initiatives.

 

Date, time and registration details

The event will be organised virtually using a dedicated platform that allows for interactive sessions, networking and exhibition booths.

Preparatory Workshops – 29 June, 09:30 – 12:30 CET (GMT+2)

On 29 June, a series of sessions will be organised, targeting the core stakeholders of the various AEIP activities, namely: 1) the tech hubs in the network, 2) the members of the Community of Practice on technology transfer, 3) entrepreneurs invited to the capacity-upgrading module, and 4) the advisory board and network partners.

AEIP Final Conference – 30 June, 09:30-17:30 CET (GMT+2)

The Final Conference day is aimed at all interested parties and will be held on a dedicated platform. The programme consists of plenary sessions and panel discussions. 

To register for the AEIP final event on 29-30 June, please go here: https://aeip-finalevent.service-facility.eu