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African-European Digital Innovation Bridge Network

Objective

In the scope of the ICT-58 call, AEDIB|NET has the objective to strengthen a common African European digital innovation ecosystem by supporting local digital innovation and start-up ecosystems in Africa and facilitating the collaboration between European and African DIHs. AEDIB|NET aims to build on the experience of European DIHs, and adapt the approach to the African context in order to facilitate synergies and collaboration potential. This includes developing and strengthening key infrastructure such as a Pan-African network of DIHs, as well as building strategic cooperation mechanisms and facilitating bridging activities on technical capacity building and technology transfer between African and European innovators and start-ups, SMEs, private sector actors, academia, local governments and investors. In addition, AEDIB|NET will foster the development of an enabling environment that is reinforced by conducive local policies. The African consortium partners are the cornerstones of the African digital innovation ecosystem and have the strength of bringing together relevant policymakers (i4policy), supporting innovators and start-ups in Innovation Hubs (AfriLabs, Digital Africa) and investors (ABAN, VC4A). Their expertise is core to successfully building networks on the continent and beyond. The European consortium partners contribute experience in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and investment, as well as the establishment of and networking between DIHs (FundingBox, Steinbeis, EBN, EBAN, Civitta). Thereby, in the scope of AEDIB|NET, these partners ensure full access to the European innovation ecosystem, DIHs and experience of the efforts made by the EU in the past.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH
Address
Dag Hammarskjold Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 780 863,54

Participants (12)

ABAN FOUNDATION
Mauritius
EU contribution
€ 256 375
Address
Level 3 Alexander House 35 Cybercity
722201 Ebene
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFRICAN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION HUBS
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
76 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Ikeja
100212 Lagos
Activity type
Other
AGENCE FRANCAISE D'EXPERTISE TECHNIQUE INTERNATIONALE
France
EU contribution
€ 366 255,21
Address
40 Boulevard De Port-royal
75005 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CIVITTA EESTI AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Riia 24 A
51010 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIGITAL AFRICA
France
EU contribution
€ 357 500
Address
11 Bd Du Sud Est
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Other
ENABEL, BELGISCH ONTWIKKELINGSAGENTSCHAP
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 403 500
Address
Rue Haute 147
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN BUSINESS ANGELS NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 376 250
Address
Avenue Des Arts 56 Interoffices
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 522 500
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 546 875
Address
Al.jerozolimskie 136
02-305 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
INNOVATION FOR POLICY FOUNDATION
Mauritius
EU contribution
€ 466 250
Address
2Nd Floor The Axis Cybercity 26 Bank Street
72201 Ebene
Activity type
Other
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
VC4AFRICA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 208 031,25
Address
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 23 A
1012RC Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)