Announcing the Return of Open AIR's Newsletter

During the past decade, Open AIR has evolved into one of Africa’s most unique and credible voices on innovation and intellectual property. This newsletter is designed to highlight some of our recent activities recognizing Africa's role in the global knowledge economy. 

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Historic Gathering of Africa's Open Science Hardware Innovators

Open AIR was privileged to be a supporting partner of the inaugural AfricaOSH Summit, held 13-15 April 2018 at the Kumasi Hive innovation hub in Ghana’s second city – and home of the Ashanti people – Kumasi.

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How DIY Biology Can Improve Access to Digital Agricultural Technologies

Digital agricultural research is transforming the way crops are developed. New tools can speed up the ability to produce crops with higher yields that require less resources. 

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Open African Innovation Research (AIR) is a unique collaborative network of researchers looking at innovation in Africa. This video is as a result of our event in Pretoria, South Africa, in March 2017, on the South African Maker Movement.

Open AIR Expansion au Maroc

Au cours des six derniers mois, le laboratoire de recherche « Entrepreneuriat et Management des Organisations » (LABO-EMO) et Open AIR ont discuté la possibilité d’une collaboration en matière de recherche et l’organisation de meeting scientifique. 

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"Behind the Number: A Review of Index Methodologies to Improve Innovation Measurement in Africa"

This paper reviews the methodologies of 16 indices in innovation, information and communication technologies, economic environment, governance, and development.

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Read more about Open AIR’s activities in our 2017 Annual Report.

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