Make-IT Alliance at betterplace lab 2019

On October 24th 2019, betterplace lab welcomed the Make-IT Alliance to the 11th network meeting in Berlin. Host of the day, Franziska Kreische, proudly presented the latest “Innovation Made in AfricaVolume 3 and Volume 4 publications – a result of a recent project by betterplace lab, WSA and Make-IT in Africa.

Networking was once again at the heart of the Make-IT Alliance meeting. Relying on a strong network is not only a crucial asset for aspiring entrepreneurs, but for the Make-IT initiative as well. Make-IT thanked the Alliance members for their contribution to the success of Make-IT since 2016. 

Merck received the opportunity to showcase their latest updates on Merck’s Africa Satellite Programme. Out of 237 applications the four most promising start-ups are now invited to Darmstadt, Germany, to participate in the selection days for the Merck Global Accelerator. Find more information about the programme here.

In addition to several new activities by the Make-IT Alliance partners, endeva introduced a new opportunity: Endeva is looking for an international online jury for Make-IT in Africa’s “Partners in Acceleration” programme. Make-IT in Africa is about to launch a challenge for innovation hubs and service providers as they can apply for a grant to roll out Make-IT in Africa’s “Partners in Acceleration” programme. If you are interested in becoming part of the international jury, please contact endeva.

Picture credit: Julia Jatzkewitz/GIZ

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