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TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE - BRIDGING THE GAP

PROMOTING TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE IN BUILDING INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES

Technological Transfer of Knowledge
TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE IN BUILDING INNOVATIVE ECONOMIES

African nations have a service economy driven by information, knowledge with a slow shift to developing industrial economies based on manufacturing.

To advanced economies and innovative industries, jobs require more educated workers with the ability to respond flexibly to complex problems, communicate effectively, manage information, work in teams and produce new knowledge.

African nations need to do a much better job teaching and measuring advanced, 21st century skills that are the indispensable currency for participation, achievement and competitiveness in the global economy.

We need to provide our youth with: 

  • Creativity and innovation skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication and collaboration skills

 

Incubator Concept

Business incubation formally began in the US in the 1960s, and later developed in the UK and Europe through various related forms (eg. Innovation centres, Hubs, techno-poles/science parks). It is recognized as a way of meeting a variety of economic and socio-economic policy needs which can include:

  • Employment and wealth creation
  • Support for small firms with high growth potential
  • Transfer of technology
  • Promoting innovation
  • Enhancing links between universities, research institutions and the business community
  • Industry cluster development
  • Assessment of a company’s risk profile

 

In general, an incubator is a physical location that provides a defined set of services to individuals or small companies. This may include specific types of office space, flexible lease terms, access to technology, financing, and technical assistance (such as marketing, legal, finance, HR, and other business development services). By locating similar or complementary entities in proximity to each other, the incubator may also play a critical role in promoting knowledge transfer, both formally and informally.

Recently in developing countries and under the guidance and promotion of PIC incubation has become an interesting approach to accelerate the development of technologies, industries and business skills. However, it should be noted that the needs of these communities can often be radically different to a more mature corporate environment where education, business training, and public institutional support may be a completely different context to Israel.

 

ICT Incubator Pilot Project Summary - The Israeli Model

The Israel’s Incubator Programme approach is broadly known as the most successful and innovative in the world. Taking into account Israel’s scarcity on natural resources, as well as its geo-political constraints, there are many lessons that can be learned from this model, which presents interesting peculiarities.

 



STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT - BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AND INDUSTRIES FOR JOB CREATION AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


Our Mission with African Institutes

Our goal is to work with and through our partners to build a solid platform that connects aspiring entrepreneurs with the business world and giving them the tools necessary to succeed. We aim to foster and convey the entrepreneurial spirit in Israel to stimulate creative minds, to form and build on pioneering ideas, thereby enriching lives with vibrancy, originality, and modernization.

In pursuit of this mission, we will abide by our key principles:

·       Identify opportunities where application of people, ideas, and capital can benefit society in significant and measurable ways.

·       Develop innovative, research-based programmes leading to practical, sustainable solutions that are widely accepted and implemented.

·       Treat our partners region as a programme incubator where feasible, in which new approaches can be tried and tested before being disseminated nationally.

·       Partner with others to leverage our resources and capabilities while avoiding the creation of dependency.

 

From practical hands-on lessons in business development to a vast array of reliable resources, we support the networks that make entrepreneurs successful and make successful entrepreneurs more successful. Our support focuses on leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership and teaching. The goal is to foster the environment that allows men and women to pursue their dream of organising and operating a business venture, creating good jobs and growing the economy.

PIC works to further understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, to advance entrepreneurship education and training efforts, to promote entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and to better facilitate the commercialization of new technologies by entrepreneurs and others, which have great promise for improving the economic welfare of our nation.

We offer our partners the opportunity to take advantage of our services for the benefit of their students, business community and  regional audience in which to promote their institution and developments.
 

Potential Development Topics:

1.     Agricultural Development and Food Processing

2.     Tourism and Hospitality Industry

3.     Cyber Security 

4.     Hi-Tech Industry

5.     Petrochemical Industry

6.     Alternative Energies – Solar Energy

7.     Biotechnology Industry Development

8.     Local and International Industry and Trade Development

9.     Labour and Youth Development

10. Education Development Platforms

11. Training and Institutional Development

12. Waste Water Management


 

 

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