africa re:load 8 Kocsev - Being the Sorcerer's Apprentice - the state of innovation in Africa

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africa re:load 8 Kocsev - Being the Sorcerer's Apprentice - the state of innovation in Africa

  1. 1. innovation collaboration entrepreneurshipAfrica  Re:Load  |  Weimar  29./30.  August  2011 1Petzold  &  Kocsev|  ice-­‐ethiopia@gmail.com  |  GiZ  iceethiopia  
  2. 2. Oliver  Petzoldt  |  CIM  Ethiopia  Marton  Kocsev  |  GiZ  EthiopiaBeing the Sorcerers Apprenticeon the state of innovation in Ethiopia 2
  3. 3. Africa:2050population 1,8 billionunder 30 years: 65%
  4. 4. indigenous innovation | for and by locals = locally relevant businesses | increasingly networked = marketing innovation | small and medium sized = social enterprising
  5. 5. ActiveSpaces open innovationCameroon youth enterpreneurshipbantalabsSenegal cutting edge technologies & servicesiHubKenyaHiveColabUganda
  6. 6. Come, old broomstick, you are needed,Take these rags and wrap them round you!Long my orders you have heeded,By my wishes now Ive bound you. The Sorcerers Apprentice J. W. Goethe, 1779, Weimar
  7. 7. 1) strengthening innovation networks between science & business in Ethiopia2) introducing entrepreneurship and innovation skills for young entrepreneurs (SMEs)3) improving market-entry conditions for innovative businesses4) globally networking the Ethiopian green tech and business community
  8. 8. iceethiopia is a technology innovation network, which aims ataccelerating Ethiopias economic growth by promoting market-driven and environmentaly viable innovations through enablingnew private sector initiatives and facilitating the constructiveinteraction between technologists, entrepreneurs, investorsand creative workers.
  9. 9. strengthening innnovation networks
  10. 10. introducing entrepreneurship and innovation skillsimproving market-entry conditions
  11. 11. collaborative working spaceco-working
  12. 12. eventsconferencesparties
  13. 13. iceethiopia is the one-stop-shop for youngentrepreneurs in the green technology field ATCBFounding  partners Network  of  supporters Network  of  African  TechHubs
  14. 14. Workshop | Weimar, 29. bis 30. August 2011Africa Re:Load | Discover new opportunities for innovation and business Africa  Re:Load  |  Weimar  29./30.  August  2011 14 Petzold  &  Kocsev|  ice-­‐ethiopia@gmail.com  |  GiZ  iceethiopia  

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