News story via the Science and Development Network
[ADDIS ABABA] The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched a fund that it hopes will help turn scientific ideas into successful enterprises.
The African Science, Technology and Innovation Endowment Fund (ASTIEF), along with the African Science to Business Challenge (ABSC) were launched at the second Science with Africa Conference held in (23–25 June) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
They aim to motivate inventors and innovators and spur on the development of sustainable industries and enterprises for the continent, according to Aida Opoku-Mensah, director of the ICT, Science and Technology Division at UNECA.[Read the rest on Scidev]