Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), and co-funded under FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 (Contract 723240) IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration between IST-Africa Institute, 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

- Awareness of National Research and Innovation Priorities, research capacity and Innovation Spaces in IST-Africa partner countries

- Awareness of the Digital4Development framework launched by the European Commission

- 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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