After more than 5 active years, TANZICT has come to an end. To celebrate greatest achievements, an End Conference was organized to promote and elaborate various edges of this many faceted program.
Governments of Tanzania and Finland together with TANZICT team congratulate all TANZICT contributors for the achieved results!
Main contributors: hubs, living labs and startup companies
As key beneficiaries of the programme, innovation hubs and living labs introduced development of Buni Hub, Kinu, RLabs Iringa and Mbeya Living Lab. The hubs and labs have placed special emphasis on how everyday lives of vulnerable persons can be elevated through trainings and capacity building. Presentations available below by clicking underlined titles.
RLabs Iringa: rlabs_iringa
Mbeya Living Lab: mbeya-living-lab
New startup companies are the most essential ingredient for the innovation soup. Without new companies sparking out innovation ecosystem will not produce its ultimate goal: economic growth based on novel solutions. As examples of wide range of innovative startups Agrinfo, TangoTV and Guavay were presented.
National ICT Policy defining way forward
Tha National ICT Policy was one of the main activities that Tanzanian Government accomplished during the programme. CEO Mulamula from DTBi gave key note speech concerning ICT Policy and steps forward in the near future.
Tanzania National Experience and Challenges: tz-ict-innovation2f
Lessons from Finnish Innovation Programs and paving the way for TANZIS
Tanzania and Finland have decided a successor programme for TANZICT called TANZIS. A panel discussion was organized disseminating lessons learnt from Finnish supported innovation programs in Africa, Vietnam and World Bank activities around the globe.
Special emphasis was laid on how next innovation program could utilize findings from these programs. CTA of African Regional Biofisa 2, Ms. Marja-Reetta Paaso highlighted importance of young innovative people as the main driving force for the change. IPP2 programme CTA Mr. Lauri Laakso from Vietnam demonstrated the remarkable progress what they have been able to accomplish by shifting the programme focus from ODA (Official Development Assistance) to trade based relations.
Biofisa 2 (Africa regional) and STIFIMO (Mozambique) learnings: biofisa-and-stifimo
IPP2 Vietnam presentation: ipp
Based on South African programme SAFIPA, Ms. Kristiina Lähde emphasized the importance of capacity building which is provided by local trainers. That way people are able to learn from their peers and trainings are more easily adopted when the trainer shares the same background and life experiences.
Mr. Ilari Lindy from World Bank presented the shift from innovation systems to ecosystems of innovation. Networking, collaboration and co-creation are in the centre of this new era. TANZICT CTA Teemu Seppälä concluded by guiding TANZIS to develop a framework which allows agile approach and rapid development. The key focus should be companies and their strong involvement should be ensured since the start.
Ilari Lindy from World Bank: wb-programs-in-ict-and-innovation
TANZICT learnings by Teemu: tanzict
TANZICT End Publication: tanzict_end_publication
TANZICT is very grateful for all contributors and wishes you prosperous future!