ICT Innovation in Southern Africa - lessons from Finland
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I held this in AITEC 2012 Conference, Maputo; presenting some Finnish success cases and highlighting international opportunities which Finnish network offers.

I held this in AITEC 2012 Conference, Maputo; presenting some Finnish success cases and highlighting international opportunities which Finnish network offers.

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  • Windows phone will be the next most competitive platform for delivering great products and monetization. Get on board early!

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  • 1. ICT INNOVATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICAEXPERIENCES FROM FINLANDTeemu Seppälä, Programa STIFIMO
  • 2. CONTENTPARADIGM SHIFT: CASE ROVIOOPPORTUNITIES TO GROW AND ACCESS:APPCAMPUSGLOBAL BIZ: Nest (NY) and Lion Partners (Beijing)SUMMARY
  • 3. AN EXAMPLE OF ICT PARADIGM SHIFT
  • 4. ProductsThe world spends 5 million hours on AngryBirds per day!
  • 5. What’s Hot?• Revenue in 2010: $10 million 2011: $100 million• More than one billion downloads• Rovio turned down $2 billion acquisition• Partnership with NASA, National Geographic, CERN• “We Want To Be Bigger Than Disney”
  • 6. “Secret Sauce”• 51 games before the hit!• Simple, good sense of control• Multiple platforms• Not just a game, it’s a brand!• Connections with fans
  • 7. New Ecosystem Advantage• 0ver 500 million S40 Nokia devices in use worldwide• Windows Phone defines the new paradigm for UX• Virgin territory for developers to differentiate by creating exciting never-before-possible apps• New monetization opportunities via the Windows distribution networksWindows Phone will lead users into a new era of mobilecomputing 9
  • 8. A Go-To-Market slingshotA Unique Accelerator• No Equity Dilution• No Revenue Share required• IPRs remain property of developersThree key facets• Award Platform• Coaching Program• Global Alumni NetworkOnly demand is 6-month exclusivity 10
  • 9. Who You Are• A developer with world class skill and ambition potential. You breathe mobile and love to deliver great UX.• An entrepreneur with world class management and monetization capability. You are aggressively seeking the next big opportunity in mobile.• A finessed facilitator, a connector of opportunities to ideas and people. 12
  • 10. How you canAccelerate with AppCampus• Awards: 20-50-70.000 euro / App• Coaching & Education, Product-oriented• Professional SW-Dev. Process & Quality Assurance• Network & Marketing Support, Marketplace & Nokia Store• Co-working spaceOnline submission: appcampus.fi 13
  • 11. Lion Partners Z-ParkBeijing, China Lion Partners
  • 12. Platform support for participant companies• Company setup• Access to finance• Tax benefits – Sales tax/tariff: No tax on tech transfer, no tariffs on own R&D equipment shipping – Value Added Tax: Perpetual 3% vs. 17% – Corporate income tax: 3 year tax holidays, next 3 years 7.5% vs. 33% – Additional deductions: Employee personal income tax deduction, R&D spending deduction• IPR – IPR as part of the local capital• Office space Lion Partners
  • 13. Z-Park Services – Full support Meeting Cafés Rooms Business Business Events Networking Lion Partners
  • 14. Key figures and location•Total revenue: 1.96 trillion CNY (in 2011)•Area: 250 km²•Top 5 industries: Electronic information (40.5%), Advancedmanufacturing (13.9,%), New energy & high efficiency andenergy saving (13.2%), New materials (9.6%), Bio-pharmaceuticals (4.0%)•Innovative resources: 40 national leading universities, 206national and municipal institutions, 20000 hi-tech companies Zhongguancun Park•Preferential policies: tax, talents, science park, patent,finance•Companies: 207 listed companies, 106 companies onZhongguancun OTCBB, 1900 foreign companies•IPR: 76 international standards, 590 national standards,19000 patents ZGC Software Park Lion Partners
  • 15. SUMMING UP1. FOCUS ON YOUR TALENT2. ACCELERATE / USE OPPORTUNITIES3. PARTNER (LOCALLY AND INT.)4. KNOW YOUR ROLE IN THE ECOSYSTEM5. FAIL, LEARN AND IMPROVE!
  • 16. Muitoobrigado!