Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), and co-funded under Horizon 2020 (Contract 723240) IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration between IIMC (Ireland) and Ministries and National Councils responsible for Innovation, Science and Technology adoption, policy and research in 18 African Countries.

IST-Africa facilitates and supports:

- Strategic engagement with Africa focused on International Research, Innovation and Policy Cooperation

- Knowledge sharing, capacity building and skills transfer between IST-Africa Partner Countries

- Collaborative Open Innovation, ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship (including Social Entrepreneurship) and Global Development (including ICT4D)

- Africa - EU Strategic Partnership (ICT-enabled Research and Innovation supporting Sustainable Development)

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IST-Africa Highlights

IST-Africa 2021 - Call for Papers Extended Deadline 18 December

IST-Africa July 2020 Newsletter

IST-Africa 2020 - Conference Report Videos on YouTube Channel & Proceedings

IST-Africa Guide to 2020 Calls for Proposals in Horizon 2020

IST-Africa Report on ICT Initiatives, Research and Innovation Priorities and Capacity - includes mapping of thematic priorities and partners with research expertise

IST-Africa on Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation Initiatives related to ICT and Innovation

Horizon 2020 Updated 2018 - 2020 Work Programmes as at 02 July 2019

IST-Africa 2019 and IST-Africa 2019 Proceedings

IST-Africa Introduction to Horizon 2020


Visit IST-Africa Project Repository to research stakeholders involved in previous successful projects in your thematic area

Visit IST-Africa Organisational Repository to identify potential partners

Previous IST-Africa Horizon 2020 Training Workshops and IST-Africa Living Lab Workshops

Download Published IST-Africa Reports including a Comprehensive Living Labs White Paper