Annual Report 2018

In 2018 the theme of Open AIR's Annual Report is "Insights on scaling African innovation". We aim to solve a scalability problem at the heart...

3D Printing: Enabler of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa? The Roles of...

Authored by: Tobias Schonwetter and Bram Van Weile Abstract: Recognising the potential of 3D printing technology for facilitating locally relevant innovation and social entrepreneurship in...

Annual Report 2016

2016 saw Open AIR moving "From Project to Partnerships". Open AIR’s primary goal is to uncover new insights in the balance between intellectual property (IP)...

Inclusive Trade in Africa: The African Continental Free Trade Area in...

Four Open AIR Steering Committee members from two different hubs, authored a chapter on the new African Continetal Free Trade Area.

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...

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.

ICTs in Agricultural Production and Potential Deployment in Operationalising Geographical Indications...

Authored by: Tesh W. Dagne and Chidi Oguamanam Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the role that agricultural information and communication technologies...

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.

The Maker Movement Across North Africa (Arabic)

نغم الحسامي ونجلاء رزق Authored by: Nagham El Houssamy and Dr. Nagla Rizk نسعى من خلال ورقة العمل هذه لتوضيح مخرجات...

Towards an Alternative Assessment of Innovation in Africa

Authored by: Nagla Rizk, Ayah El Said, Nadine Weheba and Jeremy de Beer Abstract: This background paper is drafted with the purpose of revisiting the...