The overall objective of BIC Ethiopia (Business Incubation) is to capacitate business incubators in supporting agri-tech and agri-business start-ups and MSMEs to improve market access, generate higher income and create jobs.
BIC Ethiopia is part of BIC Africa - a Regional Network to support business incubation in Africa, led by EBN. (related news - EU-Africa: EBN and EU enter partnership to empower business incubators for innovative SMEs and jobs ). The BIC africa project will start focussing on four target countries (Angola, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Madagascar) with an aim to expand progressively, through increased emphasis on concrete capacity-building, knowledge-sharing, and innovation transfer activities for African incubators. The network will also help to reach out to investors, innovation centres and partners that are needed by African businesses to develop opportunities and markets, and to increase their chances for successful outcomes.
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