Annual Report 2017

"From Startup to Scaleup: New Research on African Innovation" is the theme of the 2017 Annual Report. Open AIR’s African-centered research calls attention to the...

Managing Benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK)

Published by Open AIRPublication Date: 2014Download: Briefing Note: Managing Benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK) (403kb) This 2014 Briefing Note highlights the findings from Open AIR research...

Determinants of Innovation in Ethiopian Informal-Sector Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)

Authored by: Wondwossen Belete Abstract: This Working Paper examines the main factors affecting the process of learning and innovation in informal-sector micro and small enterprises...

WIPO Briefing Paper 1

ACA2K network membersPublication Date: 2009 Download : WIPO Briefing Paper 1: Research Findings from Africa in Relation to WIPO Development Agenda Priorities This April 2009...

Open Innovation in Development: Integrating Theory and Practice Across Open Science,...

Authored by: Jeremy de Beer Abstract: This article integrates the concepts of open innovation and open development. It extends the theory of open development beyond...

Annual Report 2019

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The Open AIR network moved into a new phase of research – we refocused our research questions based on the results of our initial activities and rescoped emerging priorities for our next three years.

Modes of Innovation and Enterprise Development by Nairobi’s Mobile Tech Startups

Authored by:  Victor Nzomo, Jacquiline Mwangi, Louisa Matu-Mureithi, Caroline Wanjiru Muchiri, and Isaac Rutenberg  Abstract: This paper sets out findings from research into innovation dynamics...

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA...

To assist trade policymakers in the development of a framework, this paper explores IP issues, perspectives, and priorities related to both the CFTA and PAIPO. It suggests that process and substance issues are each important to create fair and balanced IP systems on the continent that stimulate innovation, growth, and competition.

The Intellectual Property Treaty Landscape in Africa, 1885 to 2015

This paper maps the 130-year history of the IP treaty landscape governing the protection of, and access to, knowledge in Africa.

WIPO Briefing Paper 3

ACA2K network membersPublication Date: 2009 Download : WIPO Briefing Paper 3: Research Findings from Africa Relevant to WIPO SCCR 19 This December 2009 Briefing Paper by...