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Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by GIZ in Germany, AEDIB|NET brings together a consortium of 13 strong partners from the African and European innovation ecosystem with the ambition to:

  1. Inspire the ecosystem actors by developing a supportive innovation policy framework for innovation, building capacity of marginalized groups and enhancing digital and entrepreneurship skills via Digital Entrepreneur Skills Academy.
  2. Create Digital Innovation by establishing African Digital Innovation Hubs, Digital Hub Lab, online marketplaces with virtual communities and investor networks. The ADIHs will focus on four topics: Climate Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Trade and Clean Tech.
  3. Connect start-ups, SMEs, DIHs, diaspora and other African and European ecosystem players in trans-continental partnerships to facilitate inter-continental collaboration and the creation of a common digital innovation ecosystem.



About Digital Innovation Hubs

In a nutshell, a Digital Innovation Hub is a coordinated group of organizations with complementary expertise and a public-benefit objective, offering a set of services and activities to companies to support their digital transformation and innovation through a one-stop shop. A digital innovation hub provides services and activities along four areas,  being ecosystem building, testing and validating, skills and development and access to finance. Under AEDIB|NET, the establishment of 12 different African Digital Innovation Hubs is facilitated.

Learn more about the Digital Innovation Hubs here

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For more information on AEDIB|NET, please head to the official AEDIB|NET website and sign up to the AEDIB Digital Innovation Portal where a wide range of expertise in digital innovation and focus areas such as Climate Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Digital Trade and Clean Tech across Africa and Europe is shared among different stakeholder.

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