Nokia is spearheading an amazing initiative with Capgemini and infoDev at the World Bank called The Open Innovation Africa Summit to exploring innovation in Africa. The premise of the Summit is that innovations in products, services, business models and processes can lead to greater social and economic wealth creation in Africa. However, today barriers stand in the way for this potential to be realized. The Summit aims to promote the creation of new innovation services and collaboration models, which align the public and private sector stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem and embeds end-user driven co-creation and open innovation as critical elements to African innovation systems.
The site revolves around the four main streams of interest and focus for the summit:
Ecosystem for Innovation
Emerging Market Business Models
Mobile Services Revolution
Human Capital – Education for All
Come on board and share your thoughts with us: What needs to be done to accelerate innovation and entrepereneurship in Africa? What works and what does not? What skills and services are needed to building innovative societies and how can modern technologies be used to speed up this process?
The best ideas and contributions on this site from now through November 12th will be published and debated at the Open Innovation Africa Summit between November 29th – December 1st 2010 where 200 African thought leaders will gather to discuss how to accelerate building of innovative societies. Top eight contributors will be invited to participate in the Summit in person (travel and accommodation sponsored!)
Jump on the bandwagon of innovation. Get your ideas out and voices heard!
And for those who are social media savvy, you can check out the website and find more information here:www.innovateafrique.com and add to the conversation via @nokconv and @changeconnect with the hash tag #InnovateAfrica
Source: Nubian Cheetah