Digital
Innovation
Summit

Enabling the Innovation Ecosystem in Tanzania
August 23rd -24th

About Organizers

Ennovate Hub is an impact innovation hub in Tanzania,that is providing top level incubation and pre-seed accelerator support to startups. Ennovate Hub is currently supporting over 20 startups across different sectors through our top level impact programmes. We collaborate with both public and private sector to further empower the innovation ecosystem in Tanzania. Ennovate Hub is partnering with Tanzania ICT Commission, under Ministry of Communication and HDIF to implement the Digital Innovation Summit

ABOUT DIGITAL INNOVATION SUMMIT

A PLATFORM TO INSPIRE DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AND COLABORATION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN TANZANIA

The Digital Innovation Summit is a platform that seeks to facilitate business collaborations and policy dialogue between the government and corporate sector to foster a more business enabling environment and facilitate access to market for corporates and start-ups. Ennovate Hub in partnership with Tanzania ICT Commission will host the 2 day summit that will bring together key government stakeholders, Post-revenue start-ups and innovation community enablers together, to initiate policy conversations that will directly support  innovation in doing business. The summit will be a platform for corportates and start-ups to share their key needs directly with the relevant Government agencies, discuss possible policy alignment with the govenrment and ensure that the outputs are taking further by Tanzania ICT Commission for review and implementation

The summit will provide opportunities for innovation centered companies to learn and liaise with the government to improve the new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. This will be a significant way the Government can support and strengthen the start-ups/corporates in doing business and be able to scale towards sustainability and productivity. The summit will also host business collaboration spaces and exhibition where participating companies can explore partnership opportunities with other prospective customers, launch their products and acquire new clients through dedicated exhibition boots

KEY SUMMIT ACTIVITIES

Key Note Speech from Government and Coorporates

Different Government Agencies will present key note speech on how they are suporting the business sector and way forward in engaging with businesses to increase productivity. Company heads will also have the opportunity to present key note on relevant topics

Innovation Centered Workshops and group discussion

The summit will host several innovation centered workshops to discuss how innovation will catalyze growth in businesses, how the market can adapt to new innovations  and possible policies to encourage innovation in doing business

Product Launch and Exhibition

The summit will provide dedicated exhibition boots to interested companies/start-ups to showcase their products to the public during the open day, where over 1000 prospective customers will pass by the exhibition stands to learn more about the companies products. Companies will make direct sales from the exhibiton boots. Interested companies will be given the platform to launch their product to the audience and position their brand as first choice for the market.

Gala Dinner and Policy Harmonization

The summit will host participating companies, government representatives and guest to a gala dinner, where companies can network, build new business partnerships and promote their brands. There will be a space for policy harmonization from all activitoes from day 1. All recommendations will be shared with Tanzania ICT Commission and relevant agencies for consideration and implementation

Launch Tanzania Investor Hub

Ennovate Hub in partnership with Angels Business Network, will launch Tanzania Angel Investor Hub to promote local investment and connect promising start-ups to potential local investors through the angels hub platform

SUMMIT OBJECTIVES

    • To create an enabling environment for innovation to scale in Tanzania’s business sector
    • To harmonize government support through policy reforms for start-ups, market linkage and access to funding for scaling
    • To unite the effort of private innovation hubs and the government ministries/agencies, that will strengthen the business sector in Tanzania
    • To faciliate discussions in building an inclusive digital economy and society 
    • To promote digital trust, security and stability
    • To encourage more Tanzanians to invest in start-ups and build a strong local investor hub that will push more start-ups to succeed and become sustainable

KEY SUMMIT STAKEHOLDERS

The summit will play host key stakeholders that are influencing the buisness sector in Tanzania. We are engaging public and private agencies in delivering the Digital Innovation Summit.

  • Ministry of Trade and Industries, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance
  • Tanzania Investment Centre Ministry of Works, Communication and Transport
  • Media Companies
  • National Economic Empowerment Council
  • BRELA, TRA,TBS,TFDA
  • Embassies and High Commissions, UN Agnecies
  • World Business Angel Investment Forum
  • World Bank Representative, TMX
  • HDIF, 14ID, Innovation Hubs, Start-Ups and Corporates

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Mbezi Beach, Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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