Supporting social and economic empowerment in the DRC through Technovation

Talents, high potential innovations and startups will not succeed as competitive businesses on the long run if an effective economic support function doesn't exist.

There are skill gaps and  challenges to overcome for local startups  in the DRC to equally compete  with regional  and global actors in the local market and operate in line with green economic development standards. We understand that Innovation, technology and entrepreneurship are key  in fostering competitiveness and addressing faster these gaps and poverty, in particular through a strong and an effective technological governance.We believe that competitiveness needs to be institutionalized and cannot happen to optimally impact the economy without embedding a supportive  framework for Innovation, technology  and entrepreneurship.

The centre d’innovation de Lubumbashi is a “one stop” multipurpose innovation hub  designed  for learning’s, collaboration  and  innovation supporting the building of   vibrant  innovation  and startup ecosystems in the DRC.

To respond to the above challenges we work to build  quality innovation and knowledge infrastructures as catalyst of sustainable change, and focus support along  below pillars :

Training & Inspiration

We provide training's to inspire and stand on solid foundations

Show case & celebration

We promote excellence & celebrate performance through Exhibitions

Design & Making

We provide frameworks to design, make or protytpe ideas

Leadership & Ownership

We don't just support, we run projects to advance the community and actively contribute to change

Co-working & Co-creation

We offer an open community to tap in and work with

Networking & Coaching

Every success count, we provide a room for seniors to interact with new comers

Launch & Validation

We provide support for starting up and geting on the field

Research & Innovation

We strive to support continuous improvement through research and tech governance