Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), and co-funded under FP7 (Contract 611795) IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration between IIMC (Ireland) and Ministries and National Councils responsible for Information Society, ICT and/or STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) adoption, policy and research in 18 African Countries.

IST-Africa is supporting the Information Society in Africa through:

- International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation

- Knowledge Sharing and Skills Transfer between IST-Africa Partners

- Collaborative Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Adoption of Living Labs

- Africa - EU Strategic Partnership (Information Society, ICT, Innovation)

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IST-Africa Highlights

IST-Africa 2016 Call for Papers Deadline 07 December 2015

Horizon 2020 2016 - 2017 Work Programmes

Guide to ICT-related activities in 2016 - 2017 Work Programmes

EU Delegation, Addis Ababa Press Release H2020 Opportunities for Collaborative Research between Africa and Europe 14 October 2015

IST-Africa Networking Session - ICT-39 Opportunities for Africa - EU Research Cooperation ICT 2015, 21 October 2015, 14:00 - 14:45, Room 10

IST-Africa Workshop eChallenges e2015, Vilnius, 25 November 2015

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 Bilateral & Multilateral Cooperation Agreements Supporting ICT / STI related Activities

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