Our Work

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Latest Work

  • Reports
  • Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana
  • 06.02.2024
  • ‘Pre-acceleration’ in Africa: What Works

    This research was produced in collaboration between Katapult Africa, with support from the RISA Fund, and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

  • Reports
  • Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana
  • 06.02.2024
  • Innovation ecosystems for climate tech in Africa: Seizing opportunities to place local context at the heart of investments focused on climate change

    The objective of this research was to understand how Katapult and the organisations it collaborates with envision different aspects of the African climate tech innovation ecosystem.

  • Reports
  • Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda
  • 20.12.2023
  • Ecosystem Voices: Unpacking data experts perspectives on growth firms in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda

    This insight report is the fourth of a series produced by GrowthAfrica and Systemic Innovation under a FCDO-funded Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) Fund project to conceptualise, design and launch a scalable and replicable model for a data observatory for scaling commercial ventures in
    Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

  • Reports
  • Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda
  • 20.12.2023
  • Assessing high growth firms in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda

    This insight report is the third of a series produced by GrowthAfrica and Systemic Innovation under a FCDO-funded Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) Fund project to conceptualise, design and launch a scalable and replicable model for a data observatory for scaling commercial ventures in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

  • Reports
  • Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia
  • 13.11.2023
  • Understanding the faps to lay stronger foundations: Appraising scaling data indicators in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda

    This insight report is the second of a series produced by GrowthAfrica and Systemic Innovation under a FCDO-funded Research and Innovation Systems for Africa (RISA) Fund project to conceptualise, design and launch a scalable and replicable model for a data observatory for scaling commercial ventures in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

  • Reports
  • South Africa
  • 09.11.2023
  • Enhancing South Africa’s Emerging Digital Technologies’ Innovation Ecosystem

    A policy brief produced by the University of Johannesburg (UJ), with support from FCDO-funded project RISA.

  • Reports
  • Kenya
  • 25.10.2023
  • Strengthening the Emerging Digital Technologies Ecosystem in Kenya

    A policy brief produced by the University of Nairobi (UoN), with support from FCDO-funded project RISA.

  • Reports
  • Kenya
  • 17.10.2023
  • Technology Transfer Assistance to Enhance Knowledge Exchange and Technology Transfer between SMEs and HEIs in Nairobi Innovation Ecosystem

    A policy brief produced by the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), with support from FCDO-funded project RISA.

  • Reports
  • Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia
  • 17.10.2023
  • New Innovation Pathways: A data collaborative model for improved entrepreneurship decision-making in East Africa

    This insight report is the first of a series produced by GrowthAfrica and Systemic Innovation under FCDO-funded project, RISA, to conceptualise, design and launch a scalable and replicable model for a data observatory for scaling commercial ventures in Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

  • Story Of Change
  • Kenya
  • 02.05.2023
  • R2C Programme – Lessons Learnt and Recommendations

    ViKtoria Solutions, as part of ViKtoria Ventures, reflect on the research to commercialisation (R2C) programme.

  • Profiles
  • Rwanda
  • 30.03.2023
  • Institute of Applied Sciences – Farm 2 Fork Project

    Agriculture

  • Profiles
  • South Africa
  • 30.03.2023
  • Entrepreneurial Planning Institute (EPI) – Digibiz Programme

    Industry & Technology

  • Profiles
  • Rwanda
  • 30.03.2023
  • Katapult – Accelerating Innovation through Impact Technology Startups

    Innovation, Climate & Agriculture

  • Story Of Change
  • Kenya
  • 07.07.2022
  • From Kenyan Research Labs to the Commercial World

    Kenyatta University’s R2C project - building the capacity of researchers, including those from less privileged backgrounds, to strengthen the commercialisation of research output and intellectual property (IP) in all institutions, including those that are underserved.

  • Story Of Change
  • Ghana
  • 07.07.2022
  • Open PHENCES, the Custodians of Public-Private Collaborations in Kenya

    Creating structures and microenvironments to encourage public uptake of innovations from small and medium sized innovators and sharing available information about challenges, solutions, and innovations in counties and support co-creation of joint investment cases.

  • Story Of Change
  • 07.07.2022
  • The Mawazo Institute: Home of African Female Researchers

    Empowering young African women researchers through the Mawazo Learning Exchange Fellowship programme.

  • Story Of Change
  • Kenya
  • 07.07.2022
  • Revolutionising Devolution in Kenya through Public Policy Actions

    KIPPRA’s indices for monitoring progress in improving the business environment for growth and survival of Micro Small Enterprises (MSEs), as well as government performance and citizen satisfaction in the delivery of public services.

  • Story Of Change
  • Ghana
  • 07.07.2022
  • Promoting Equity and Inclusion for Women, People With Disabilities and Marginalised Communities in Ghana

    Providing training, mentorship, and funding to women, people living with disabilities (PWDs), and marginalised groups on gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Story Of Change
  • Kenya
  • 07.07.2022
  • Catalysing Technology Transfer between Small Holder Farmers in Kenya and South Africa

    Connecting smallholder farmers with innovative technologies through government and private sector support across South Africa and Kenya.

  • Story Of Change
  • Nigeria
  • 06.07.2022
  • Linking Processors, Fabricators, and Research Institutes for Economic Growth in Nigeria

    Adam Smith International (ASI) tests opportunities to link research institutes to local industry and local maker spaces in the agricultural sector in Nigeria.

  • Story Of Change
  • Ghana
  • 06.07.2022
  • Impact Investing, the Pathway to Research-Industry Connections in Ghana

    Establishing an evidence base for strengthening innovation systems, synergies between research and innovation by developing digital platforms to share information and link investors with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana.

  • Story Of Change
  • Ghana
  • 06.07.2022
  • Heritors Labs – the Launchpad for Ghanaian Research and Innovations

    Heritos Labs, in coordination with the RISA Fund, facilitates the formation of the Ghana Research and Innovation Support Programmes Coordinating Office (GRISPCO) to coordinate functions within the research and innovation community and deepen access to research ecosystem support.

  • Story Of Change
  • Kenya
  • 06.07.2022
  • Drone Technology, the New Frontier in Socioeconomic Empowerment

    Burooj Enterprises Pty conducts a study to map and articulate opportunities and challenges related to the drone value chain in Kenya and South Africa to identify ecosystem drivers preventing small business growth, job creation.

  • Profiles
  • Kenya
  • 05.07.2022
  • Strathmore University Kenya – Open PHENCES, the Custodians of Public-Private Collaborations in Kenya

    Strengthening Public-Private Collaborations for Public Sector Uptake of Small and Medium Enterprises Innovation.

  • Profiles
  • Kenya
  • 05.07.2022
  • The Mawazo Institute – Supporting Africa’s Next Generation of Women Research Leaders in Academia and Beyond

    Supporting Africa’s Next Generation of Female Research Leaders in Academia and Beyond.

  • Profiles
  • Kenya
  • 05.07.2022
  • Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis – Revolutionising Devolution in Kenya through Public Policy Actions

    Strengthening Research to Support the Devolved System of Government in Kenya.

  • Profiles
  • Kenya
  • 05.07.2022
  • Kenyatta University – From Kenyan Research Labs to the Commercial World

    Research to Commercialisation (R2C) for Kenyan Universities and Research Institutes.

  • Profiles
  • Ghana
  • 05.07.2022
  • iSpace Foundation, Ghana – Using a GESI focused approach to Research and Innovation Value Chain Development and Commercialisation in Ghana

    Bridging the Gap in Gender Inclusivity in the Tech Space through the Gender Awareness Programme (GAP).

  • Profiles
  • South Africa
  • 05.07.2022
  • Intini Research and Consulting South Africa – Our Seed Our Feed

    Catalysing the Establishment of Sustainable Food Security Innovation Exchange for Transfer of Knowledge and Technology Innovations Between South Africa and Kenya.

  • Profiles
  • Ghana
  • 05.07.2022
  • Impact Investing Ghana – Sustainable Systems for Research and Innovation Financing

    Strengthening Synergies Between Research and Industry to Unlock Pathways to Financing Innovation Systems.

  • Profiles
  • Ghana
  • 05.07.2022
  • Heritors Labs, Ghana – Expanding Accessibility of Research and Innovation Support Programmes

    Building Capacity for Research and Innovation Management and Coordination.

  • Profiles
  • South Africa
  • 05.07.2022
  • Burooj Enterprises – Drone Technology, the New Frontier in Socioeconomic Empowerment

    Understanding Opportunities to Strengthen Drone and Data Ecosystems for Skills Development in South Africa and Kenya.

  • Profiles
  • Nigeria
  • 05.07.2022
  • Adam Smith International – Knowledge Exchange and Cascaded Commercialisation to Foster Local Economic Development

    Linking Research Institutes to Local Industry Through Knowledge Exchange and Cascaded Commercialisation (KECC).

    Learn more about all funding opportunities and projects