Emerging African Innovation Leaders

G7 Exchange and Empowerment Program for enabling Innovation
within the Next Production Revolution
Project code: AID 11346
Funded by: Italian Agency for Cooperation
Target countries: Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique
Partners: Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino
Period: 2018-2019


The project aims at boosting Africa embracement of the Next Production Revolution (NPR) while enforcing the EU-AU cooperation on the matter and the mutual benefit and socio-economic innovation that may come when coping this approach with Sustainable Development Goals to promote an equitable and long lasting prosperity in 4 African region and 6 countries: Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Kenya Ethiopia and Mozambique. The project represent a legacy of the Italian G7 presidency after the Outreach Session in Taormina with the African Countries. The project will represent pilot experiences and benchmarking case study since it will be based on the selection of representative countries to test the approach in different regional frames.


The two main expected results are:
  • A qualified community of AFRICA INNOVATION BROKERS (AIBs) is created as the seed for the next generation of African Leaders, equipped with the right and verified capacity and competences for boosting Africa leapfrogging within NPR.
  • A platform for innovation, the AFRICA INNOVATION CRADLE, is working as a digital tool to enable the AIBs to replicate and expand their pilot experience toward a larger number of local innovation networks.


Further information available in the project official website.