The European Commission and the African Union Commission are pleased
to invite you to the AU-EU Innovation Agenda Stakeholder Event,
which will be held on 23 and 24 November 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya and
online. This represents the culmination of a stakeholder dialogue
process started in February this year, aiming to seek feedback and
input from citizens and organisations on the draft version of the
AU-EU Innovation Agenda.
The joint AU-EU Innovation Agenda is an unprecedented initiative
aiming to accelerate the translation of Research and Innovation into
tangible positive impact on the ground, so to generate products,
services, businesses and jobs, in Africa and Europe. It proposes
four objectives, articulated into short-term, medium-term and
long-term actions, for each of the four priority areas of the AU-EU
cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation [namely (i) Public
Health, (ii) Green Transition, (iii) Capacities for Science and (iv)
Innovation and Technology], as well as for (v) Cross-cutting issues.
Objectives of the Event
This Stakeholder Event aims to provide a forum to:
Present and discuss on the findings of the online public
consultation on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda (which took place
between February and June 2022);
Discuss on specific stakeholder demands and ideas, and possible
implementation routes for the Agenda, so to co-create its
Showcase the AU and EU vibrant innovation ecosystems, in the
form of a matchmaking session entitled “AU-EU Innovation Fair –
meet the innovators”, to catalyse partnerships and foster
collaborations and entrepreneurship;
Provide strategic training and information sessions focused on
topics of particular relevance to the implementation of the
AU-EU Innovation Agenda.
Feedback and input received during this Stakeholder Event will be
taken into account in the preparation of the final version of the
AU-EU Innovation Agenda, expected to be ready for the beginning of
2023, so to be presented for adoption during the AU-EU Ministerial
Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation, to take place later
on in 2023.
The event will be held in the Mövenpick hotel Nairobi and online.
Please kindly note that the sessions will be recorded for proper
dissemination on our social media and website platforms. In order to
participate, please click on the button “Register” in the top-right
menu. Upon registration, we will process your information
confidentially and for the purpose of handling data in the context
of this project.
In the left-side menu, you can download the programme of this event,
as well as its concept note and the draft of the AU-EU Innovation
Agenda (available in English, French and Portuguese).
Kindly note that the participation to this event is free (with
travel and accommodation fees to be covered by participants).
We look forward to meeting you in Nairobi (preferably) or online!
NOTE: Should you wish to stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Nairobi,
subject to their bedroom availability, kindly note that a rate of
180 USD per room per night (single room including breakfast) has
been granted for this event guests (to be paid individually, secured
by a credit card). Please note that, in order to enjoy the agreed
discounted event rate, bookings can only be done directly via email
to email@example.com, mentioning your desired length of
stay and the Block Code “221122EURO” (European Commission). Thank
you for your kind understanding.