After ENRICH in Brazil, ENRICH in US and ENRICH in China, EBN is proud to announce the official launch of ENRICH in Africa (EiA), a programme funded through the EU Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by Steinbeis 2i in Germany.
This project brings together many key stakeholders from the innovation landscape of Europe and Africa to address the needs for capacity development of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurs in both regions.
EiA aims to set-up a network of incubators and accelerators and builds capacity for the delivery of quality services for European and African innovators as well as support the exchange of knowledge and co-creation activities between the two continents. The project will be extending the existing ENRICH network, also present in the USA, Latin America, and China, alongside the additional India network which also kicked off at the end of last year.
Utilising a co-creation philosophy, EiA is bringing together incubators and accelerators across the EU and Africa to act as Champions for EiA. The programmes being designed for these organisations will ensure quality standards and commercial opportunities that aim to support the local economies in which they reside.
The virtual ENRICH in Africa Centre, a key component delivered in the EiA project will offer a wide range of valuable services, including:
For EiA Champion organisations
– Bootcamp training
– Virtual academy
– Inter-continental twinning programme and staff exchanges
– Mentoring programme
– Access to best practice tools
– Promotional activities
– Support to access clients
– Shared revenue activities
– Annual Champions Gathering
Open Innovation Challenges
– Acceleration programmes
– Scaling programmes
– Access to tools including the community platform
– Partner search
– Access to finance support
– E-pitching session
– Learning Expeditions
You can already find and connect with EiA on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn to be up to date with all the activities being developed
Read the full press release here.