AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event

The European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation (DG RTD) and the African Union Commission, Department of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation (ESTI) are pleased to invite you to the AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event, which will be held on 23 and 24 November 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya and online.

The joint AU-EU Innovation Agenda is an unprecedented initiative aiming to accelerate the translation of Research and Innovation into tangible positive impact on the ground, so to generate products, services, businesses and jobs, in Africa and Europe. It proposes four objectives, articulated into short-term, medium-term and long-term actions, for each of the four priority areas of the AU-EU cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation [namely (i) Public Health, (ii) Green Transition, (iii) Capacities for Science and (iv) Innovation and Technology], as well as for (v) Cross-cutting issues.

Objectives of the Event

This Stakeholder Event aims to provide a forum to:

  1. Present and discuss on the findings of the online public consultation on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda (which took place between February and June 2022);
  2. Discuss on specific stakeholder demands and ideas, and possible implementation routes for the Agenda, so to co-create its implementation plan;
  3. Showcase the AU and EU vibrant innovation ecosystems, in the form of a matchmaking session entitled “AU-EU Innovation Fair – meet the innovators”, to catalyse partnerships and foster collaborations and entrepreneurship;
  4. Provide strategic training and information sessions focused on topics of particular relevance to the implementation of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda.


The Technical Assistance Unit of the OACPS R&I Programme will be holding some presentations during the event too.


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