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Newsletter #2 (April 2022)

A brief introduction to the HUBiquitous project

For those of you who are not yet familiar with us, HUBiquitous is a European Innovation Action aiming at creating a joint Africa-Europe Startup & Innovation Ecosystem for long-term collaborations and partnerships. The project has the ambition to increase the technology level and capacity building of 30 local Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs)/TechHubs in 5 African countries.

You can find more information on our website:
www.hubiquitous.eu

What is Hubiquitous?

The Solution Lab

The HUBiquitous project proposes highly innovative concepts called Innovation Enablers.

The Solution Lab
is one of HUBiquitous' proposed innovation enablers, with the goal of empowering local innovation capacity in African countries by providing access to cutting-edge hardware.

The Solution Lab is a
developmental & testing infrastructure composed of generic hardware/software, networking and computing resources, APIs, tools/platforms, and supporting learning material, which can be used to develop, experiment, and innovate disruptive IoT, Big Data, and AI technologies.

The Solution Lab will include at least the following
IoT, AI and BigData technologies components:

The Solution Lab will be hosted by the African DIHs.

HUBiquitous at the EU-Africa Business Forum

In February, HUBiquitous participated in the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF), welcoming forum attendees in a virtual booth at the digital trade fair and hosting a panel discussion on digital innovation connecting European and African ecosystems.

You can more information about the HUBiquitous presence at the EABF on our website: here.

One of our partners in the project, the European Startup Network, has co-authored a business declaration on digital innovation for the EU-Africa Business Forum. You can find the business declaration on their website: here.

Exploring the African Innovation Ecosystem

HUBiquitous is launching a survey to collect opinions on the innovation ecosystem of selected countries in Africa.

The survey concerns the following African countries:

Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

These opinions will contribute to the drafting of a Handbook tofacilitate collaboration between actors of the innovation ecosystem in Africa and in Europe. Filling out the survey found here will take you less than 6 minutes.

Call for Experts for the Accelerator Programme

The Hubquitous consortium is launching a call for experts in areas such as Agrifood, Health, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, and Green Economy to voluntarily participate in project activities and support African young talents, entrepreneurs, and startups to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable business models.

Find more information
here.

Upcoming…

The MeetHub platform

The MeetHub platform will be an online collaboration platform to boost Africa-Europe innovation partnerships as well as the creation of a joint DIHs and startup innovation ecosystem.

The MeetHub facilitates technical and business networking, matchmaking, and collaborative development among ecosystem actors. It is also an active knowledge repository base through which DIHs will have access to online training, best practices, etc.