What we can do for your innovation policies
Our collaborative and systemic approach aims to develop national and pan-African innovation-friendly policy frameworks by providing trusted strategic, policy and organisational support, tools, and partners from your local and international #InnovationEcosystems.
With our collaborative approach, we support you with participatory policymaking and in establishing credibility and visibility.
We can contribute to your policymaking with regional and pan-African knowledge, a communication platform, and relevant tools.
We connect you with experts, ecosystems, and other policymakers, enabling you to learn from peers across different countries.
- MalawiUP! Startup Connect WeekIn partnership with Mzuzu E-Hub, we are implementing the MalawiUP! Startup Connect Week between the 13th-16th December 2022 in Lilongwe. The aim: To foster collaboration in the Innovation Ecosystem.Event — December 12, 2022 — December 15, 2022 — Gerold Dreyer
- Launch: Investment Guide UgandaThe Investment Guide Uganda launch event brings together important actors in the Ugandan Innovations EcosystemEvent — August 19, 2022
- i4Policy: a toolkit and progressive entrepreneur ship policyThe entrepreneurship policy toolkit, developed by i4Policy with support of GIZ, has proven itself as a useful knowledge repository.News Article — January 20, 2022
Our programmes to promote innovation policies
Our policy programmes drive change at government level by developing innovative, digital policy frameworks to foster tech entrepreneurship. With our partners, we provide policymakers like you with harmonized tools to create an enabling environment for innovation.
- Women, AHEAD!#EmbraceEquity is this year’s theme for #InternationalWomensDay. On the lead-up to March 8th, let’s commemorate women, their achievements, and their allies by highlighting those who inspire us.Blog Article — February 28, 2023 — Aneth Batamuliza
- How might we ensure that digital startups and local companies in Africa benefit from the green hydrogen boom?Green hydrogen may or may not be the next big thing, but we believe it has the potential to be a game changer. Our partner Endeva will explore this in its “ii2030 Green Hydrogen in Africa edition”.Blog Article — January 27, 2023 — Anna Vambe
- AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2022: The ecosystem future is femaleWe met with over 300 pan-African innovation enablers at the AfriLabs Annual Gathering. Our goal: highlighting female leadership. Read about Aneth and Sue's experience in Lusaka.Blog Article — December 19, 2022 — Aneth Batamuliza
- Conversations to spur sustainable and seamless mobility in AfricaInnocent Orikiiriza, Founder and CEO of KaCyper Technologies – an e-mobility tech startup from Uganda – looks back on our delegation trip to the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.Blog Article — December 19, 2022 — Innocent Orikiiriza
- Event season is back: Make-IT in Africa and Friends attend Germany’s largest Founders Festival Bits & Pretzels 2022Good things come to those who wait! After events were postponed over and over again a Make-IT in Africa & Friends delegation attended the Bits & Pretzels in Munich. And they had a blast!Blog Article — November 9, 2022 — Anna Vambe
- The ii2030 Rwanda Smart City Edition JourneyTo co-create systemic solutions in the smart city space, Make-IT supports the “ii2030 Rwanda Smart City Edition” a flagship initiative of Endeva.Blog Article — May 24, 2022 — Belen Adem, Endeva
- Naa Sika: FinTech startup with an innovative banking solutionThe startup Naa Sika Micro Bank and its lead Ralph Menz are on a journey of creating innovative and trendy ways to manage money effectively.Blog Article — March 30, 2022
- Cooling with the sun? Yes! The KOOLBOKS way…Frequent power outages, high costs of buying and running generators, and the relatively high cost of refrigerators prevent many African businesses ...Blog Article — March 30, 2022
- With Optimalogistic an empty truck becomes an opportunityIn Tunisia, for every three deliveries, two trucks return empty to their cities of origin.Blog Article — March 30, 2022