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

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

IST-Africa 2018 - Final Programme Brochure

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

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

Horizon 2020 Updated 2018 - 2020 Work Programmes

IST-Africa Guide to 2018 Calls for Proposals in Horizon 2020

IST-Africa 2017 - Download Conference Report and IST-Africa 2017 Proceedings

H2020 ICT-39-2017 Call - Interim Results

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