The technology transfer organisations in the AEIP network were emailed and asked to share any initiatives they are working on to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is an overview of the initiatives shared with the AEIP Service Facility team as of May 2020. We will continue to update this page with the latest information from the Partnership's technology transfer organisations.
Thies University is currently in the finishing phase of several projects (hybrid solar / network artificial respirator, automatic hybrid solar / network handwashing system, automatic hybrid solar / network for disinfection of banknotes, confined spaces) to covid-19.
The United Nations Technology Bank, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Tech Access Partnership (TAP) today as part of a coordinated approach to strengthen developing countries’ responses to COVID-19 and increase access to lifesaving health technologies. TAP aims to address critical shortages of essential health technologies and equipment by connecting manufacturers with critical expertise and emerging manufacturers in developing countries to share the information, technical expertise and resources necessary to scale up production of these tools. The Partnership will also support countries to develop affordable technologies and equipment that meet quality and safety standards.
WAITRO is collaborating with the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership (AEIP). The goal of the Africa-Europe Innovation Partnership is to create a community of practice in technology development and transfer across both continents to ultimately foster the development of sustainable business models. The WAITRO Secretariat, together with the AEIP community, are working to establish SAIRA as a major platform to enhance and facilitate the transfer of technologies that help achieve the SDGs. The AEIP is funded by the European Commission and was initiated by Dr. Christina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation in the European Commission. WAITRO and the AEIP are collaborating in the following areas
- Case studies on Open Innovation between Africa and Europe
- Active participation in events
- Promotion of each other