Internet of Production (IOP) Alliance – The hardware maker innovation ecosystem and its research capacity in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa

About IOP Alliance

The Internet of Production Alliance are a global alliance of people and organisations who believe in a future of production defined by decentralised manufacturing and shared knowledge.

How the RISA Fund grant will be used

Makerspaces have become educational hubs for the trainings of the next generation of engineers and craftspeople, as such there is a need to fund and provide capacity building to makerspaces. The Innovative manufacturing in Africa project will support the research and innovation capabilities of makerspace ecosystem.

The project seeks to improve the human capital in the makerspaces that can lead to quality innovations being produced, improve the capacity of makerspaces that could increase in-country productions, and improve research and understanding of how makerspaces function that could lead to more funding and collaborations.