The 10 Innovations website accompanies a reader commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on how social networks spur innovation through collaboration. It will contain ten contributions, which will be published here in loose order over the coming months. The contributions will cover the emergence of technology innovation hubs in Africa, the innovation power of software start-ups, crowdfunding, the mobile boom in Africa, the prospects of global peer-to-peer learning, and others.
I was looking forward to hosting an Africa Roundtable discussion about the 10 Innovations this summer, but scheduling it became impossible and so I have decided to cancel the event rather than continue pushing it into the future!
Luckily, innovations are being added regularly to the 10 Innovations website and they are now up to 6 innovations! I have pasted the links below so you can get to them directly.
Do feel free to discuss the innovations here in the forum, and if there is sufficient interest in a webinar discussion we can organize it again.
Contribution 1: Technology Hubs
Creating space for change: Africa’s technology innovation hubs
Contribution 2: Crowdfunding
What‘s in it for development aid?
Contribution 3: Startup Innovation
Free of hierarchies and secrets, small software firms can only innovate
Contribution 4: Africa's Mobile Revolution
How the Cellphone is Transforming the Continent
Contribution 5: Open Organisation
Managing the open: How organisations can use social media to open up
Contribution 6: Learning by Sharing
How Global Communities Cultivate Skills and Capacity through Peer-Production of Knowledge