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EU Funding Opportunities for African Tech Hubs and Entrepreneurs

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The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has launched a pilot initiative with the aim of fostering Africa / Europe cooperation in innovation. The Africa Europe Innovation Partnership initiative supports the creation of partnerships between tech hubs and incubators in different countries. Within the framework of the project, capacity building activities are proposed to increase knowledge of the European institutions and to support entrepreneurs and tech hubs. Finally, the project aims to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa and generate partnerships on new technologies between the EU and Africa. The main objective of the webinar is to present the existing EU funding programs which are accessible to entrepreneurs and tech hubs. A session of "questions / answers" is planned to answer all the questions that the subject could raise.The webinar focused on four main categories of EU programmes and actions:

  1. Horizon 2020 programme;
  2. European Investment Bank;
  3. Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid prize; and
  4. European development policy or EuropeAid.

For those who were not able to attend, the PPT presentation and a registration of the webinar can be found below in English. The French version can be found here.

The Africa Europe Innovation Partnership webinar on EU funding Opportunities for African tech hubs and entrepreneurs is one out of five capacity upgrading modules to be developed in the ambit of this pilot.