African Innovators are set to meet at the Open Innovation Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The Summit which is co-sponsored by Nokia, CapGemini and InfoDev will host more than 200 of Africa’s top policy makers, developers, entrepreneurs and private enterprises to engage in a three day debate that will stimulate discussions about the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and ICTs in Africa, not just among participants.
According to Nokia’s Vice President, Corporate Relations and Business Environment for the Middle East and Africa, Jussi Hinkkanen “This event underscores that Nokia and infoDev believe in the power of partnerships and that Africa is ready for an entrepreneurial revolution. Without open innovation, enabling business environment and seamless collaboration, creation of new innovative enterprises and locally relevant solutions becomes incredibly challenging.”
Valerie D’Costa, Programme Manager of infoDev says: “We want that ‘switch’ to click in the minds of the policy-makers, innovators and business leaders who can envision change and make it happen. In the end, we want it to lead to new sustainable businesses creating new jobs. Both Nokia and infoDev believe that mobile innovations can change lives for the better, leading to improvements in education, health, agriculture and overall livelihoods”.