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African Incubation Network


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AIN presentation to infoDEV Feb, 2007

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African Incubation Network

  1. 1. African Incubation Network Making the result greater than the sum of the parts
  2. 2. African Incubation Network <ul><li>Presentation to the infoDEV Global Incubation Regional Facilitators – Washington USA - 6 th February, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Street Presenters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Giddings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Cromar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel Avalon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craig Aaron </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Washington Attendees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seth Ayers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heinz Fiedler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Giddings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellen Olafsen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stefan Schandera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cesar Yammal </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. African Incubation Network sub regional co-ordinators Leon @ SoftstartBTI Estelle @ Busy Internet Charles @ UIRI AIN South East West
  4. 4. African Incubation Network East – West – South Hubs
  5. 5. African Sub Regional Networking hubs and key players <ul><li>Southern Hub - SoftstartBTI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leon Lourens - Pretoria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leonie Greyling – AIN Project Manager </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phindile Tshabangu – SABI Chairman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jayesh Ravjee – SEDA & GODISA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Western Hub – Busy Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estelle Akofio-Sowah - Accra </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eastern Hub – Ugandan Industrial Research Inst. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charles Ksegwi - Kampala </li></ul></ul><ul><li>infoDEV Global Incubation Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Giddings – Regional Facilitator Africa </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. African Incubation Network working together & communication IP Banks & Technology Transfer Structured portal support for events Mentored Collaboration portal Portal Collaboration Portal Networking & Event Management Group Conferences Meetings Knowledge Sharing & Polls Plenary Sessions and dissemination Video Conference Suite Webcam Discussion Engine & facilitation Conference Papers and Presentations File Sharing & Project Management IM / Chat Digital content webstreaming Web Conference Chat Room Email Community Radio On-line VOIP Conference Call Telephone Unlimited Community Networking Conferences & Events > 16 <500 Groups <5 + <16 1-2-1
  7. 7. African Incubation Network Face to Face + On-line Meetings AIN Portal Alice Street Suite Networking AIN Face to Face Events Anytime and from anywhere portal collaboration Web Conferencing and real time collaboration
  8. 8. African Incubation Network making AIN greater than the sum of the parts Incubatee focused support Sharing global best practice Collaboration around tailored indigenous tools AIN AIN Extranet Sheila & David iDisc Website Ellen & Steve Incubation Manager Platform Daniel, Craig & Leonie
  9. 9. African Incubation Network IM Intranet + Solvebrand Extranet platforms AIN AIN Portal Extranet Incubation Manager Intranet
  10. 10. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support
  11. 11. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support <ul><li>Solvebrand portal provides a world-class secure place to communicate with incubatees, incubation management, supporters, funders, mentors and collaborators. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the AIN extranet and content is managed through permissioning. </li></ul><ul><li>Subsites target the needs of different audiences and geographically dispersed groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Members can visit the Help and Support website and access online user friendly tutorials. </li></ul><ul><li>Solvebrand integrates and runs alongside existing websites and we migrate agreed toolkits e.g. Incubation Manager, </li></ul>
  12. 12. African Incubation Network Creating viral membership growth Contact dbase Discussion Forums Documents Resource Libraries Project Teams Anytime Anywhere Reporting e-newsletters Search tools Multi-lingual Grow Network Dissemination & Feedback Agree actions & Activities Form groups Alignment Engagement Registration AIN Extranet
  13. 13. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support <ul><li>AIN Members submit content on portal tools such as News, Acronym Manager, Image Library, Digital Assets Library, Event Calendar, Project Space, FAQ’s and discussion Forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Documents and templates are available via a flexible, easy to use library system. </li></ul><ul><li>AIN members self-create Project Spaces for unique teams to collaborate on reports, documents and solve issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Role-based user groups use hierarchical structures that reflect either incubator business objectives, processes or both. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multilingual support for sub regional websites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PC & MAC compatible – IE & Firefox browser friendly </li></ul>
  14. 14. African Incubation Network Incubators & Sub Regions & Pan Africa AIN Pan Sub Sahara Networking Sub Regional Networking Co-ordinators, Collaborators Incubator based & focused Operations Management Sponsors, Angels, Mentors, Entrepreneurs, Incubatees
  15. 15. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support
  16. 16. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support <ul><li>The Solvebrand platform includes a tailored choice of applications to meet the needs of the AIN community. </li></ul><ul><li>Shares information, grows networks and works alongside existing applications and user data. </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly tools make communicating easier and accessible from your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and facilitated to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>require no technical knowledge. [MS Word] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage usage and return visits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce training costs. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. African Incubation Network Modular portal tools and community support
  18. 18. African Incubation Network Adding value and avoiding duplication
  19. 19. African Incubation Network incubating incubation in Africa <ul><li>SUMMARY </li></ul><ul><li>The use of the AIN portal will be mentored throughout the project by us including delivery of a programme of formal on-line meetings to address key agreed incubation issues each month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African Incubation Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of the Incubation Manager Suite with best practice models, resources, and business growth tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating rollout and adoption of benchmarking incubator performance and delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional and sub regional support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalysing & facilitating AIN collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre- & Post- AIN event management & publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line News, Alerts & social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Incubation, Benchmarking, mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solvebrand has enjoyed working with everyone and will continue to integrate the technologies and meet the AIN project objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A Now over to Daniel for his demonstration of the features and benefits of his Incubation Manager platform </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. African Incubation Networking
  21. 21. African Incubation Network Future Integration targets <ul><li>With on-line incubator management can: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish best practice models and map them into a criterion for AIN performance excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark AIN incubators’ performance against Global + Regional + sub regional leaders and perform gap analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Help specific incubator’s identify organisational strengths and areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse and monitor incubatee performance + 360 o incubator service delivery and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an action plan to achieve continuous improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain incubation support standards through improved business support delivery and management performance </li></ul>
  22. 22. African Incubation Networking Incubator benchmarking model
  23. 23. African Incubation Network Future Integration targets
  24. 24. African Incubation Networking