Call for Application for African Innovators – The Africa Innovation Leaders Project (AID 11346)

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Subject: Call for Application for African Innovators – The Africa Innovation Leaders Project (AID 11346)

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, we would like to inform you of the CALL FOR APPLICATION open to African Innovators within the contest of the Africa Innovation Leaders Project. The Africa Innovation Leaders Project was conceived during the Italian G7 Presidency with particular reference to the Outreach Session with Africa organized in Taormina at the closure of the Summit of the heads of government.
The African Innovation Brokers learning activity is part of the Emerging African Innovation Leaders Program and addresses a group of African innovation leaders who are expected to spur the transition to the Next Production Revolution (NPR) in their countries.

It is organised in different sessions with different teaching mix. The sessions are distributed along 12 months. They comprise of:

learning activities such as in-presence training in Milan (Italy) and online training (via MOOCs), covering several topics ranging from digitalization, to sustainable energy solutions and smart mobility; exposure to Italian and European innovation system (experts and innovative firms and institutions); hands-on project activities and project works focused on designing local NPR innovation action, supported by expert mentors from different backgrounds.
What we look for

The candidate profile of the Emerging Innovation Leaders should have:

personal experiences and motivation on Innovation academical background in scientific or business field willing to extend knowledge about the NPR motivated to engage in team working leadership attitude excellent communications skills capacity to understand English effectively priority selection will be given to national citizens of Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique Workplan

In-presence training and exposure: September 26th- October 26th Project work | Online workgroup: October – December 2018 Project work | In-presence training (2 weeks) : December 2018 (indicative period) Training of National Innovation Leaders: Spring 2019 (indicative period) Online training (MOOCs) November 2018 – September 2019 (indicative period) The in-presence training courses (5 weeks) and the revision and refinement of the project work (2 weeks) will be held at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Via Lambruschini 4, A – 20156 Milan, Italy


The project is sponsored by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation AICS. Scholarship for covering the costs of the in-presence activities (fees, travels, accommodation and food) is provided by the Emerging African Innovation Leaders project.

Application Procedure

· An early bird deadline for application will be the 20th of July 2018 before 3:00 PM (CET) with priority selection. A final deadline for application will be 26thof July 2018 before 12:00 PM (CET). Kindly prepare your necessary documents (refer to Terms of Reference) and, kindly send them to All participants are invited to send the application with the requested information as soon as possible.


Early bird deadline for application with priority selection: 20th of July 2018 before 3:00 PM (CET).
Final deadline for application: 26th of July 2018 before 12:00 PM (CET).

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to visit for more information:

For inquiries, kindly contact:

Additional Information

Terms of Reference (

Call for Application (

The Emerging African Innovation Leaders Programme (

With best regards,

Adedoyin Adeleke
Founder/Executive Director
International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (@isnad_africa) and Doctoral Researcher UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development Department of Energy Politecnico di Milano, Via Lambruschini, 4 – 20156 – Milan, Italy
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