Innovation

Boosting capacity and innovation support across the Southern African region

PROJECT: Boosting capacity and innovation support across the Southern African region

CLIENT: Industry employers’ organisation

DESCRIPTION

Problem: Currently, cross-border collaboration in the Southern African region with regards to innovation projects is challenging, and limited. This limits the potential for capacity building, and the success of projects implemented by the ‘shining stars’ in the region.

How did we solve it: This was a regional initiative that supported the identification and growth of new businesses and startups to solve challenging problems through collaboration and through strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Southern Africa.

Outcomes: All partners gathered a deeper understanding of the innovation value chain in SADC countries, as well as the identification of challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism sectors. Further, the identification of promising startups addressing these challenges in the H.E.A.T. sectors, and driving collaboration across borders.

For more information: clen.cook@riis.co.za