Innovation ecosystems for climate tech in Africa: Seizing opportunities to place local context at the heart of investments focused on climate change

About the report

The research in this report investigates how the innovation ecosystem for climate technologies is understood or desired to function, how the arrival of finance alters the circumstances of recipient organisations, and what “careful” or “context-sensitive” practice by ecosystem actors (especially investors, investment intermediaries and technical assistance providers) might look like. This report was informed by interviews with 23 respondents conducted in November and December 2023. These respondents are a combination of upstream investors based outside the African continent, investors based within Africa, technical assistance providers to the innovation ecosystem and founders of active startups.

You can read the blog based upon the research findings here.

About Katapult

Katapult is an investment company focused on highly scalable climate impact tech startups. Their world-class accelerator programmes strengthen investment in startups. Their investments and accelerators are currently organised around three key verticals: Ocean, Climate (land), and Africa.