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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Welcome to Open African Innovation Research

Where we are committed to recognizing Africa's role in the global knowledge economy and discovering which knowledge governance policies will best ensure that the social and economic benefits of innovation are shared inclusively.

Recent Activity at Open AIR

including news, events, research, and publications.

Empowering Indigenous Craft Women in Africa

By Desmond Oriakhogba As an Open AIR NERG and QEScholar, I have been conducting research since June 2018 on the empowerment of indigenous craft women in Africa.…

Desmond Oriakhogba October 3, 2019

Open AIR Research into 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies and Artificial Intelligence: Southern Africa & Canada

By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part three in a three part series. For part one, click here. For part two, click here. Monumental…

Open AIR September 23, 2019

Open AIR Research into 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies and Artificial Intelligence: Eastern Africa

By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part two in a three part series. For part one, click here. For part three, click here. Monumental advances…

Open AIR September 15, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Africa: An Overview of ongoing Open AIR Activities

By Nagham El Houssamy and Nadine Weheba This is part one in a three part series. For part two, click here. Part three can be read here. Monumental advances…

Open AIR September 4, 2019

Shifting Horizons Conference

By Michael Dao On March 28th, 2019, the University of Ottawa hosted the Shifting Horizons: Managing Your Research Data Conference, a day-long series of workshops…

Michael Dao August 13, 2019

The Blue Economy and The Need for Open IP

By Eashan Karnik, cross-posted from Smart Prosperity Institute The need to adopt clean energy technologies is a pressing issue not just in Canada, but…

Eashan Karnik August 12, 2019

Annual Report 2018

Since its inception more than a decade ago, Open AIR has created capacity at four African hubs and evolved into one of Africa’s most unique and credible voices on IP and innovation issues. Open AIR’s evolution is a result of its studies across several economic sectors and areas of IP, which have continuously grown in breadth and depth. This, combined with ongoing training of network members, has resulted in significantly increased capacity among our researchers, including emerging African scholars who joined Open AIR as Research Fellows, as well as African policy and issue leaders, and African innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs.

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