Programme

Day 1 - 29 June 2021 (from 10h00 to 15h30 CET)

Day 2 - 30th June 2021 (from 10h00 to 17h30 CET)

10:00 - 10:10

Introduction to event & overview of programme for the day

Nina Commeau-Yanoussis, Senior Expert, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
Matthias Ploeg, Project Manager AEIP team, Technopolis
Stephan Kreutzer, Principal Consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team

10:10 - 11:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 1. Tech hub network: Lessons learnt & the road ahead

Stephan Kreutzer, Principal Consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team
Sainabou Jallow, Consultant Technopolis, AEIP team
Faith Blakemore, Project Manager, Steinbeis 2i GmbH

Session 2. Community of practice of TTOs: discuss case studies

Elisabeth Zaparucha, Managing Partner and Director of the Paris office, Technopolis group, AEIP team
Xia Wie La, Project manager Enrich in Africa / Steinbeis Europe

11:00 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:15

Parallel Sessions

Session 1. Cleantech thematic challenge update stock-taking & ways forward for continuity

Moderator:
Sainabou Jallow
, Consultant Technopolis, AEIP team

Speakers:
Kevin Kinusu, founding Director, Kenya Biogas Program (Kenyan startup)
Abdur Rahim, Waziup (German tech hub)
Berry Numbi, Co-founder & CEO, Cinolu (DRC tech hub)
Thomas Pav, COO, Solarly (Belgian startup)
Arnold Anokye, Operations Manager, Solar Taxi Limited

Session 2. Foodwaste thematic challenge update stock-taking & ways forward for continuity

Stephan Kreutzer, Principal Consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team
Theresa Witt, Analyst, Technopolis, AEIP team

Session 3. Edtech thematic challenge update stock-taking & ways forward for continuity

Anna Menenti, Senior consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team
Erwin Karsten, Research analyst Technopolis, AEIP team
Jacqueline Wiafe, Siemens Foundation

12:15 - 12:30

Summary of Day 1 & outlook Day 2

Stephan Kreutzer, Principal Consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team

13:15 - 15:15

Capacity-upgrading module. Training on accelerators (optional programme)

Reem Ismael, Consultant, Technopolis, AEIP team
Mohamad Sabouneh, Startupbootcamp

10:00 - 10:30

Opening ceremony & remarks provided

Mariya Gabriel, EC Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Prof Sarah Anyang Agbor, AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology
Prof Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

10:30 - 11:00

Keynote speech

Rebecca Enonchong, Founder and CEO AppsTech, Board Chair Afrilabs

11:00 - 11:45

Round up of AEIP network impact stories

Abdur Rahim, Co-founder and Managing Director, Waziup (Germany) collaboration with Maurice Caschino, Managing Director, Kumasi Hive (Ghana) and Barbara Mutabazi, Co-founder& Managing Director, HiveColab (Uganda)
Jean-Christophe de Tauzia, Head of the Economic Development, Incubateur Descartes (France)
Catherine Delevoye, Senior Business Advisor, Technoport (Luxembourg) and
Soulamane Konkobo, President Burkina Business Incubator (Burkina Faso)

11:45 - 12:30

Networking time

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:30

Round Table on Intellectual Property: Vaccines and Patents

Moderator:
Thyra de Jongh, Principal Consultant in the health & life sciences practice, Technopolis

Panellists:
André Mare, Executive, ENSafrica
Fatima Hassan, Founder & Director, Health Justice Initiative
Pascale Boulet, Intellectual, Property & Policy Advisor, Medecines Law and Policy
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President, WAITRO
Hans Georg BARTELS, Senior Program Officer, Global Challenges Division, WIPO

13:00 - 13:45

Parallel Sessions in zoom

Cleantech challenge: discuss global challenge & innovative ways forward

Moderator:
Nekesa Were, Director of Strategy, AfriLabs

Panellists:
Martin Garatt, Founder and Chief Executive,Cambridge Cleantech
Pr. Jean-Philippe Lecointe, Secretary of the board, MEDEE
Thomas Pav, COO, Solarly (Belgian startup)
Berry Numbi, Co-founder & CEO, Cinolu (DRC tech hub)
Isabella Tenai, Manager, E4Impact Accelerator (Kenyan tech hub)

Foodwaste challenge: discuss global challenge & innovative ways forward

Moderator:
Samir Abdelkrim, Founder, Emerging Valley

Panellists:
Jeremie Pige, Leading the Innovation Hub for Eastern Africa, UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator
Stefan Haffner, Senior Scientific Officer, Department for European and International Cooperation, Leap4FNSSA
Catherine Delevoye, Senior Business Advisor Technoport
Froydis Archer, Business Development Manager and COO, TechBridge Invest Africa
Favor Nma, Operations Manager, Ispace

Edtech challenge: discuss global challenges & innovative ways forward

Moderator:
Robert Sanders, Senior Project Advisor, EBN

Panellists:
Bosun Tijani, Co-founder & CEO, CCHub
Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, Afrilabs

14:30 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:30

What is the future for Africa-Europe innovation cooperation?

Rebecca Allinson, Managing Partner, Technopolis
AEIP advisory board members: Ben White, Founder and CEO, VC4Africa; Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, Afrilabs; Robert Sanders, Senior Project Advisor, EBN
Bosun Tijani, Co-founder & CEO, CCHub and Samir Abdelkrim, Founder, Emerging Valley
Co-chair of the HLPD Working Group on Innovation: Nina Commeau-Yannoussis, European Commission
Hala El Kady, Professor of advanced materials and structures, National Research Centre of Egypt

15:30 - 16:15

Beyond AEIP: The new landscape of Africa-Europe Innovation Collaboration

Nienke Buisman, Head of Unit International Cooperation II (Asia, Africa, Middle East & External Relations), DG RTD, European Commission
Matthias Ploeg, Project Manager AEIP team
Dr. Sandrine Doretto, Senior project manager & Group Leader, Steinbeis

Other initiatives:
Stefanie Zinsmeyer, AEDIB
Adriano Mauro, Managing Director Prototipi, DIGILOGIC H2020 project
Elke Goering, Co-ordinator of HUBiquitous project
Marta Coto, Senior Project manager at INOVA+, AfriConEU initiative
BIC Africa: African Business Incubator Communities, by Robert Sanders, EBN
Mathias Fillon; THE NEXT SOCIETY coordinator, ANIMA Investment Network

16:15 - 17:00

Networking time

17:00 - 17:30

Concluding remarks & closing of event by European Commission, African Union, public officials

Maria-Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Sandra Kramer, Director Africa, DG INTPA
Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo, Director of department for Human Resources, Science & Technology, African Union
Richard Labelle, Coordinator, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, African Development Bank