African Innovation Report 2017

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With nearly 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. This figure is set to double by 2025, ushering in a new generation with the potential to understand and solve pressing social and economic challenges by harnessing the power of digital innovation.

At the same time, entrepreneurship is forging its own identity across the region.

The African Innovation Report 2017 identifies a new generation of African start-ups that are developing solutions and services for African problems.


Highlights include:

  • Analysis of Africa’s major tech hubs
  • Insights from entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups on what the tech ecosystem needs next
  • An update on the solutions and services tackling problems in rural areas

High-speed, reliable connectivity underpins innovation, and the rollout of new networks is an important enabler for start-ups and the advancement of digital services. It is why through this report, Liquid Telecom is showcasing the region’s latest innovation and talent, which it supports through Africa’s largest independent fibre network.

Find out more by downloading the African Innovation Report 2017 now.