A three level research gateway for African renewable energy collaboration

Kim Jansson, Tapani Ryynänen

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the long-term objectives and current research results of the on-going Renewable Energy to Africa (REAfrica) project. The purpose of the REAfrica project is to increase knowledge of renewable energy solutions and markets in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to support Finnish renewable energy sector companies in entering the African market. Entry into a new geographical area also involves entry into a new business culture. This paper considers the potential for collaboration and networking with local partners in both business and research as a means of fostering business innovation. To achieve this, it is proposed that research collaboration needs to evolve as ecosystem-level collaboration on three levels - business, research and governmental - in order to create a 'piloting gateway' for new technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventIST-Africa 2013 Conference & Exhibition - Nairobi, Kenya
    Duration: 29 May 201331 May 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceIST-Africa 2013 Conference & Exhibition
    CountryKenya
    CityNairobi
    Period29/05/1331/05/13

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    Innovation

    Keywords

    • renewable energy
    • Africa
    • business networking
    • business innovation

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    Jansson, K., & Ryynänen, T. (2013). A three level research gateway for African renewable energy collaboration. In IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings
    Jansson, Kim ; Ryynänen, Tapani. / A three level research gateway for African renewable energy collaboration. IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings. 2013.
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    Jansson K, Ryynänen T. A three level research gateway for African renewable energy collaboration. In IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings. 2013