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 2017 - Call for Paper Deadline 09 Dec 2016

Horizon 2020 Training Workshops focused on ICT-39-2017 - Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, Mauritius

H2020 ICT-39-2017 Call - Deadline 25 April 2017 (Innovation Actions)

IST-Africa Introduction to Horizon 2020

IST-Africa Guide to 2017 Calls for Proposals in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 Updated 2016 - 2017 Work Programmes

IST-Africa 2016 Proceedings published

IST-Africa Guide to National ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity - includes mapping of ICT-39 thematic priorities and partners with research expertise

IST-Africa Guide to ICT and Innovation-related Bilateral & Multilateral Cooperation Initiatives in IST-Africa Partner Countries

IST-Africa Guide to Living Labs and Innovation Spaces


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