Promoting renewable energy technologies and international growth: The REAfrica project

Kim Jansson, Tapani Ryynänen, Ephraim Daka

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    Abstract

    This work is in progress. The paper reports on the long term objectives and research results achieved in the on-going REAfrica project. The REAfrica project collects information on renewable energy and increases knowledge/awareness of renewable energy solutions and markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose is to support Finnish companies in the renewable energy sector to develop on the African markets. The entry into a new geographical area also involves a new business culture. The paper considers the potential of collaboration and networking with local partners both on business and research levels as a method for business innovations. The research collaboration needs to evolve into ecosystem level collaboration to create enough momentum to activate a "Three level collaboration ecosystem
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4-5
    JournalPilot International Newsletter
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWorld Clean Technology Summit, WCTS 2012 - Kampala, Uganda
    Duration: 26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

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    Energy technology
    Renewable energy
    Ecosystem
    Research collaboration
    Africa
    Business culture
    Momentum
    Networking
    New business
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    Energy sector
    Business innovation

    Keywords

    • renewable energy
    • Africa
    • business networking
    • business innovation

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    Promoting renewable energy technologies and international growth : The REAfrica project. / Jansson, Kim; Ryynänen, Tapani; Daka, Ephraim.

    In: Pilot International Newsletter, No. 11, 2012, p. 4-5.

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