ISMB hosts the Emerging African Innovation Leaders

23 October 2018

Tomorrow, October 24, ISMB will host a meeting of the Emerging African Innovation Leaders. Researchers from the Navigation Technologies Area will present to the attendees ISMB and the latest innovations in the precision agriculture driven by satellite navigation technology, in collaboration with the H2020 FANTASTIC project, while researchers from Politecnico di Torino will present some of its most innovative labs: PiC4Ser, Photonext and SmartData.

The program focuses on boosting African prosperity through the embracement of the Next Production Revolution (NPR), sharing comprehensive understanding of Innovation dynamics with the aim at educating next generation leaders towards new thinking over sustainable solutions.

The general objective of the project is to promote Africa embracement of the NPR while enforcing the EU‐AU cooperation on the matter and achieving the mutual benefits and socio‐economic innovation that may come when coping this approach with Sustainable Development Goals to promote an equitable and long-lasting prosperity in Africa. Priority target countries are Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique.

The specific objective is to accompany empowerment and ownership of Africa toward the embracement of the NPR with special reference to digitalization, energy and mobility. The program is part of the G7 Exchange & Empowerment Program for enabling Innovation within the Next Production Revolution.

The project managers are Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino.