This report is an assessment of the overall effects of infoDev’s mobile application labs (mLabs). mLabs are specialized mobile business incubation and acceleration facilities offering physical workspace, mentoring and coaching, devices for mobile application testing, training, and startup competitions.
In Ethiopia, one company is gaining momentum on the path towards green growth. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, has developed several effective ways to unleash the country’s green potential. Alphasol Energy, an Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) client, offers integrated, locally relevant clean energy solutions that combine micro-hydropower, biofuels, and solar power. With each micro-hydropower project, Alphosol is able to generate enough energy to power schools, churches, and up to 40 local households.
infoDev's new Guide for Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group aims to educate entrepreneurs and angels from around the globe. It offers hands-on examples, such as financial worksheets, application forms, term sheets, contracts, and checklists that may be used as templates. The publication is a substantial update of the original Kauffman Foundation’s 2004 guidebook, which targeted a U.S. audience. This international edition is written specifically for newcomers to angel investing, and highlights the successes and challenges of angel groups in emerging and frontier markets.
New Climate Innovation Center launched to jumpstart clean-tech and climate-smart agriculture ventures in Ethiopia
A new World Bank–supported business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), was launched on March 27, 2014 in Addis Ababa to support pioneering clean technology enterprises that address climate change while creating jobs and improving livelihoods.
March 27 will mark the official launch of the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), a new business hub designed to support local clean energy and climate technology ventures and create green jobs in the region.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Addis Ababa University and infoDev signed today a $5 million grant agreement, officially unveiling a new Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ethiopia, slated to launch in 2014.
A vision to boost growth opportunities through the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center’s Proof of Concept Competition
The Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC) marks the start of its initiatives with a Proof of Concept competition announced on March 17, 2013
In a blog post for the World Bank Private Sector Development Blogroll, our very own Anthony Lambkin details the female entrepreneurial persective in Ethiopia that aims to help increase the presence of female-led innovation in various roles in all markets throughout the country.
Through local partner Precise Consult International, infoDev has launched a nationwide contest in Ethiopia to search for the next wave of innovations that can help curb climate change and create inclusive jobs.