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Nokia, Camgemini and World Bank’s infoDev partner for Open Innovation Africa Summit

Nokia is spearheading an initiative with Capgemini and infoDev from the World Bank to explore and foster the innovation eco-system in Africa. The initiative is called the Open Innovation Africa Summit and it’s happening on the week of the 29th of November 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The summit aims to promote creation of new innovation services and collaboration models, which ensure continuous alignment between different players of the innovation ecosystem as well as to embed end-user driven co-creation and open innovation as critical elements to African innovation systems.

As part of the initiative, they’ve launched a great ideation platform to serve as a resource and space for everyone working in Innovation in Africa to connect. The site revolves around the four main streams of interest and focus for the summit:

  • Ecosystem for Innovation
  • Emerging Market Business Models
  • Mobile Services Revolution
  • Human Capital – Education for All

You can check out the website and find more information at www.innovateafrique.com and add to the Twitter conversation via @nokconv and @changeconnect with the hash tag #innovateafrique

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