Innovation Mission Dakar 2022

Together with Prosper Africa, the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft, and Swisscham-Africa, we are organising the Innovation Mission Dakar 2022.

Dakar as a regional Innovation Hub

The off-grid provider Oolu (EnergyTech), Wari (a major FinTech player), Afrikamart (a leader in agri-food technology) and other companies have made Dakar the leading innovation hub in French-speaking Africa.

Who participates?

Export companies, start-ups, investors and entrepreneurs. We have no specific sector focus, we will meet actors in energy & environmental technologies, agriculture and agro-business, consumer goods, financial sector, construction, infrastructure & transport, industry & logistics, health.

What do you take away?

  • Insights into a digital transformation that is different from Europe
  • Access to agile people and organisations
  • Starting points for further contacts and cooperation
  • Ideas and concepts for accessing new markets
  • Indications of what the next market disruptions can be
  • Understanding of new approaches of African-European collaborations
  • New insights and understanding of Africa’s relevance


Programme

Investment Mission Dakar 2021

DAY 1 – DIGITAL AFRICA:
Official opening ceremony with high-ranking representatives of Senegal. We visit co-working spaces and get an overview of the digital transformation in Senegal and Africa. Field visits to startups. An evening networking event with the Senegalese innovation community completes the day.

DAY 2 – URBAN AFRICA:
Africa’s urban hotspots and their innovative and disruptive technologies. The dynamics of the city of Dakar with its need for urban and smart technologies (infrastructure development, transport solutions, water treatment, sustainable energy, etc.). Field trips to dynamic start-ups. Round table with capital networks, get-together.

Day 3

DAY 3 – INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS MEETINGS:
Meetings according to participants’ wishes: potential customers or partners from business, government agencies, ministries and organisations/associations/NGOs.
Alternative programme: Field visits to projects and companies

Preliminary Detailed Programme

When and what does it cost?

Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 24, 2022

Individual arrival on Monday before. Group programme in Dakar from Tuesday at 9.00 am until Thursday at 5 pm.

Costs: 1.800 Euro plus VAT

The price includes all lunches and dinners, programme, company and field visits, one Dakar tour. Flight and hotel costs are not included.

You are welcome to contact us:

Hans Stoisser, hans.stoisser@ecotec.at, +43 676 9200200


Organizer

Strong partners join forces. Prosper Africa is organising the Innovation Mission Dakar 2022 in cooperation with Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft and ECOTEC.

The trip enjoys the full official support of the Republic of Senegal, including high-ranking representatives such as the Senegalese Ambassador in Berlin, H.E. Cheikh Tidiane Sall.

Prosper Africa is a leading consultancy services provider for Africa’s francophone countries with hubs in Abidjan and Dakar

The Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft has been supporting companies in their economic engagement on the African continent for over 85 years.

Swisscham-Africa is Switzerland’s chamber of commerce für the promotion of economic relations with Africa

ECOTEC

ECOTEC makes collaboration in Emerging Countries work. We bring together many years of entrepreneurial experiences at the interface between Europe and Africa.