Innovation hubs and spaces (incubators, centers, labs and technology parks are springing across Africa, North and Sub-Saharan. The presentation reviews some of these hubs and gives examples of Tech/Science parks (“Technopoles” in French) and similar structures, to foster entrepreneurship, innovation and launch new technologies across the continent, all based on the author’s consulting assignments funded by the UN agencies, the EU external Aid program, and other international institutions for economic development.
International consultant on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in emerging markets, based in Spain and working in over 100 emerging countries. Also presently Coordinator of the Europe, Middle East and Africa of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP.org). Biochemical enginering, MS and MBA Wharton Business School, certified as PMP and as Certified Innovation Management by IAOIP.