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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