Collaborative R&D Funding
Introduction to Collaborative R&D Funding
Collaborative R&D (CR&D) will improve opportunities for UK-Africa partnerships and multilateral consortia to leverage innovation funding to strengthen local, national and international innovation ecosystems. Through brokerage events, R&D workshops, capacity building and funding application support, this activity will lead to increased UK-Africa collaborations established that leverage innovation funding with a focus on strengthening local, national and international innovation ecosystems.
Our ultimate objective is to bridge stronger UK-Africa innovation networks and connections, so as to enhance UK-Africa investment opportunities in Africa.
Activities include Brokerage Events, R&D Workshops, Capacity Building, and Funding Application Support.
The Scaling Out For Impact (SOFI 2.0) programme will build on the success of the first iteration of the programme that ran from 2019 to 2021. SOFI 2.0 will focus on building partnerships between innovative UK and South African SMMEs, with the aim of co-creating appropriate business models for jointly developed grassroots innovations – both products and services alike.
Net Zero Place
The Net Zero Place programme focuses on supporting businesses in improving their net zero solutions. A core element of this involves building international collaborations between businesses that are addressing similar net zero challenges in different markets – helping each learn from one another and creating stronger and more resilient solutions together.These collaborations will practically demonstrate new ways of solving net zero challenges, and for the solutions to be deployed in reciprocal global markets – ensuring that we learn from one another and accelerate global progress to net zero.
Water Lead Customer Programme
The Water Lead Customer programme in South Africa is designed to accelerate innovations needed to create new or improved water access technologies through UK-South African partnerships, that will assist in water security and meet sustainable development goal (SDG) 6.
Making Venture Capital More Inclusive in South Africa
Global Alliance Africa are delighted to present a report prepared by Briter Bridges who have also successfully delivered a stakeholder roundtable and follow-up discussions in order to collate information for this report.