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28th-30th October, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Annual Gathering 2019

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for tech hubs in the AfriLabs network and other stakeholders in the African tech ecosystem like local innovators (entrepreneurs), corporates, investors, academia and developmental agencies to convene, network and share knowledge.

The 4th edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering will be hosted by The African Union Commission Department of Human Resource, Science and Technology, with Tech Village and xHub as hub hosts. The event themed ‘Connect: Towards an Integrated Innovation Ecosystem’ will be taking place from 28th – 30th October, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Also, the AfriLabs Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 27th October 2019 before the Gathering.

The 3-day Gathering will feature panel discussions, keynote addresses, presentation sessions, multiple parallel workshops, local ecosystem tour, networking sessions, and open floor exhibitions.

Thematic Sessions to include;

  • Driving Investment for African Startups and Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship.
  • Research to Innovation: Bridging the Gap between Research Institutions, Universities and Hubs.
  • Strengthening National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems.
  • Integrating the Corporate and Innovation Ecosystem: A Collaborative Approach.
  • A Dialogue: Creative and Technology Spaces.
  • The Role of the Media in Promoting the African Innovation Ecosystem and Working with Hubs for Insight.
  • Other sessions facilitated by AfriLabs hub members and partners.

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