Africa is one of the most dynamic continents in terms of economic growth. Countries like Rwanda, Senegal or Ghana have recently also made important steps promoting research and innovation as drivers for sustainable development. Even so, the continent in all its diversity still struggles with underdevelopment, poverty and inequalities. To solve these, it needs rigorous approaches, policies, programmes and, above all, international cooperation.
Technopolis Group has been active on the African continent for more than fifteen years. We work for the African Development Bank and the Work Bank, UN organisations, European institutions and organisations, bilateral donors’ agencies, African national governments, higher education and research institutions in Africa.
Our work has helped to implement policies that encourage research and innovation, economic and social development. We believe that vision combined with an evidence-based approach is the best if not the only way forward. That’s why we’re always fine-tuning our methods to help set and implement an agenda that supports the path to the SDGs.
- We offer our expertise and unique understanding of the global and national challenges in the field of science, technology and innovation, intellectual property and standards and higher education.
- We support our clients in designing and evaluating policies, roadmaps and programmes in research and innovation, entrepreneurship, SMEs and industry.
- We have ample experience in setting up and managing platforms of high-level policy expertise as well as exchange platforms for incubators and technology transfer organisations.
We have a regional office in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), consultants in Yaoundé (Cameroon), Cairo (Egypt) an extensive network of partners and associate experts across the continent. Francie Sadeski and Matthias Ploeg are the Partners in charge of supervising our activities in Africa.