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

GHANA HOSTS EXPLORATORY TIP DISCUSSIONS

GHANA HOSTS EXPLORATORY TIP DISCUSSIONS

On the 4th April, TIPC team members travelled to Ghana for a 2 day workshop on Transformative Innovation Policy.  The workshop was hosted by the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (CSIR- STEPRI).   Participants included members from TIPC, STEPRI, International Development...

TIPC aims outlined in Pan-Africa workshop

14 JULY 2017 In June, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) based at the University of Sussex and the Tanzanian Government Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) co-hosted a workshop in Dar es Salaam to discuss Transformative Innovation Policy and...

Developing and Enacting Transformative Innovation Policy: A Comparative Study

The contemporary world is confronted with a number of grand social and environmental challenges such as social inequality and climate change. Traditional innovation policies, focused on the provision of R&D funding, building innovation systems and promoting entrepreneurialism, are...