TIPC

Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH)

The Transformative Innovation African Hub (TIAH) is based at the Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa. TIAH brings together a network of Africa’s science, technology and innovation (STI) ministries and agencies, funders and organisations committed to transformative innovation for systems change, sustainable and inclusive development. This Hub aims to make use of STI in fostering long-term systems change and transforming Africa, thereby contributing to the realisation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and achieving the SDGs.

TIAH’s programmes and activities include transdisciplinary research in STI domains, working with STI systems actors and stakeholders – researchers, policymakers, funders, investors, industry NGOs and civil society. In delivering the programmes and activities TIAH adopts the broad definition of innovation that goes beyond products and processes and includes social, grassroots, and frugal innovation.

TIAH activities focus on three core themes, which are: 1) Transformative research and knowledge co-production in a co-creative approach, 2) Policy experimentation with demonstrators and formative evaluation, and 3) Training, skills and capabilities building.

 

 

Spotlight

TRANSITIONING TO ELECTRIFIED, AUTOMATED AND SHARED MOBILITY IN AN AFRICAN CONTEXT: A COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF JOHANNESBURG, KIGALI, LAGOS, AND NAIROBI – A BLOG SUMMARY

Outputs from this Hub

NEW PUBLICATIONS: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN KENYA

The East African Medical Journal has published three new articles by the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH). These publications examine the critical issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Kenya. AMR occurs when microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are...
1 March 2024

Transforming Africa: Experimentation workshop

ABOUT THE EVENT TIAH will be organising an Africa-wide workshop on innovation policy experimentation to be held on 1 March 2024 at the Johannesburg Business School (JBS), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop, which is based on the Transformative...
26 February 2024 - 29 February 2024

Transforming Africa Conference: Innovating our way towards sustainability

About the Conference The DSI/NRF Trilateral Chair in Transformative Innovation, the 4IR and Sustainable Development (TRCTI), is approaching its fifth year, and in collaboration with partners, is organising an international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of this conference is:...
28 September 2023 - 29 September 2023

TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY (TIP) WORKSHOP – NAIROBI, KENYA

About Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) Launched during Africa Week in May 2023, the Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) is a leading network of the region’s science, technology and innovation ministries, agencies, funders and organisations dedicated to transformative innovation for...

TIPC Opens a Transformative Research and Investment Base at the...

This week heralds a significant strengthening of the relationship between Africa’s science and innovation research, policy and investment communities, and the members and coordinating partners of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) with the opening of a new strategic alliance at the...
22 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

Transformative Innovation Africa Hub Opening

What’s the new Transformative Innovation Africa Hub (TIAH) about? How is it different to the previous TIP Africa Hub? What new partnerships are happening? You are invited to get the insight and low down on this exciting new development and collaboration...