Living labs: an emerging area of collaboration between Africa and the European Union

The session will promote an open debate on how to foster future collaborations and support the creation of open innovation ecosystems in Africa while sharing the experiences of existing running projects.

Africa is building its own way to a digital society. A new generation of entrepreneurs, policy officers, and social innovators are working on setting up new African digital innovation ecosystems.

The EU can collaborate with this effort, sharing experiences peer-to-peer and learning with African colleagues. One of the areas identified by African Countries for creating more sustainable and collaborative digital societies in innovation ecosystems is to envisage open living labs as a strategy.

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