Workshops in Ethiopia
Information about the Institute's entrepreneurship workshops in Ethiopia.
Workshop on Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers from East Africa
The workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers from East Africa’ was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 5 – 9 November 2012 and sponsored by the IOP, American Physical Society (APS), ICTP, TWAS and International Commission of Optics.
The workshop was a great success with 40 participants from 21 countries focused on learning how to use their entrepreneurial skills to commercialise their scientific inventions. This one week training workshop included topics on generation and protection of intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialisation of inventions.
The local entrepreneurs, speakers from the chamber of commerce and, Schulze Global, a private funding agency, highly motivated the local participants.
We also received a request from the Dean of the University to organise another similar workshop in future for the Addis Ababa University. The Entrepreneurship Curriculum CDs were in great demand as they were very keen to introduce ‘Entrepreneurship Curriculum’ in their respective universities.