What We Do
ATDF collects and disseminates information on:
» Inventions by institutions, firms and communities;
» Trends in technology, innovation and trade policies;
» Provides a virtual showroom for products;
» Assists in organizing technology forums.
The African Technology Development Forum combines the dissemination of new and relevant knowledge for African entrepreneurs with concrete application on the ground. It gained much experience in investing in local entrepreneurs and coaching newly established businesses nurturing them to success. We have learned lessons from the ATDF incubator.
This valuable knowledge forms the basis of the e-mentoring platform on our ATDF website. The matchmaking platform for entrepreneurs brings together captains of industry, practitioners, experts worldwide and links them with African entrepreneurs that seek to improve their maagement skills, the quality of their products and services.
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ATDF highlights and address:
- Challenges to Africa's innovation policies and systems;
- Policy measures and their assessment;
- Incidence of public and private R&D;
- Relationships among industry, government, and universities;
- Partnerships that bring new technologies to market and capture the benefits of Africa's R&D investments.
Follow what our expert bloggers are saying about alleviating poverty through innovative, inclusive policies and entrepreneurship.
We continue to significantly improve the design and content of the ATDF website so that it becomes a premier site for innovators, policy makers and researchers in the area of technology, entrepreneurship and development.