#Africa4Future Barcamp Berlin
The exclusive workshop and networking event brought together stakeholders from the private and public sector for a day of collaboration and exchange around entrepreneurship in the field of aerospace technologies in Africa. The #Africa4Future Barcamp was attended by around 50 experts from the aerospace industry, development cooperation and private sector. The event provided the opportunity to learn about new technologies, share ideas and identify possible areas for cooperation.
As part of the programme, the start-ups presented their solutions to a selected audience with a special interest in the field of unmanned logistics and remote sensing. The afternoon of the workshop provided a setting for in depth working sessions on topics ranging from smart city solutions to emergency food response.
The Barcamp event presented a key highlight of the Berlin program. After a visit of the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse , the #Africa4Future Start-ups visited Berlin between 18-22 March, to meet different stakeholders from research, industry and the public sector. The Barcamp was hosted as part of the #Africa4Future joint accelerator program by Airbus BizLab and the GIZ Tech- Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa. The joint accelerator focusses on start-ups working on digital solutions in the field of unmanned logistics and remote sensing. Ten teams from Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Mali and South Africa were selected from more than 300 applicants from all over the continent to participate in the six month program. As part of the barcamp, the start-ups presented their solutions in the sectors of health, infrastructure, logistics, agriculture, water and waste management.
See here for more information on the #Africa4Future project.