The AICs will assist entrepreneurs to improve existing products and deepen market share in existing markets or enter new markets and develop new products for existing or new markets. AICs will play a pro-active role in identifying market opportunities and working with the entrepreneur to address critical marketing, production, and management issues, as well as to access relevant resources to accomplish growth, while safeguarding the environment.
infoDev seeks to test a variety of approaches for such service provision, which will include variations in terms of:
AIC Service Portfolio
- Narrow or broad sector focus (i.e. focus on a select few value chains only, a sub-sector, or all sectors);
- Paths of sustainability for the AICs (that is, what is the right balance between success-sharing mechanisms, such as royalties, fees-for-service, and public subsidies?)
- Relative investment in shared infrastructure, ranging from shared processing technologies to a pure knowledge and network driven service offering.