African Cities Innovation Opportunity
Event finished: 16th January 2020
Following the successful Urban Links Africa launch in November at our London Office, we are spreading this opportunity UK-wide! Join us in the new year to discuss the opportunities, hear more about the main findings of the report; receive an introduction to our new project working with six cities across Kenya and South Africa and enjoy breakfast and networking with other businesses in this sector.
As the UK’s national centre of excellence for urban innovation, Connected Places Catapult helps identify and open up new innovation markets for UK companies in cities around the world. One of these innovations and opportunities is our African Cities Innovation Opportunity.
City-led innovation in urban infrastructure development and service delivery is on the rise in African cities. Many of them are creating new districts and neighbourhoods from the ground up, while also fostering new and rapidly growing innovation ecosystems. Cities on the continent face numerous urban challenges, yet the business and investment climate, as well as prospects for economic growth, are rapidly improving.
To understand the role and potential impact for UK Business, Innovate UK commissioned this scoping exercise completed by Connected Places Catapult in March 2019 to identify if and how African cities offer an opportunity for UK innovation companies; and to garner early insights on the most promising routes to market for such opportunities.