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 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

IST-Africa 2019 - Call for Papers Extended Deadline 21 December

IST-Africa Activities during ICT 2018 (04 - 06 December, Vienna)

- Tuesday 04 Dec, Room 0.96 (13:00 - 14:00) EU-South Africa Cooperation on ICT

- Wednesday 05 Dec, Room 2.31 (10:00 - 10:45) Building Research Partnerships addressing African Societal Challenges - Download Presentation Slides

- IST-Africa / mHealth4Afrika Exhibition Stand

IST-Africa November 2018 Newsletter

IST-Africa Guide to 2019 Calls for Proposals in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 Updated 2018 - 2020 Work Programmes as at 28 July 2018

IST-Africa 2018 - Conference Report and IST-Africa 2018 Proceedings

IST-Africa Recognised as WSIS Prizes 2018 Champion for International and Regional Cooperation

Horizon 2020 Updated 2018 - 2020 Work Programmes

Horizon 2020 Training Workshops and Reports

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