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Innovation Week is a series of events exploring innovation in research, entrepreneurship, technology and design curated by HDIF, UKAid and COSTECH in collaboration with other partners.


The purpose of Innovation Week is to inspire current and future leaders in the country to take risks on new ideas, collaborate across sectors and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation.


Innovation week will kickstart in Dar-es-Salaam and then after in other regions including Dodoma in collaboration with the government through MAKISATU and in other regional cities of Iringa, Mbeya, Zanzibar, and Arusha.

The Innovation week 2020 schedule of activities will be guided by the following sub-themes:

To get a glimpse of what happened in IW 2019

Financing for
sustainable development

Leveraging emerging technologies
for development impact

Smart partnerships
for impact

Leaving no one behind
through innovation


We are currently inviting organizations and individuals to submit innovative, inclusive and relevant event and exhibition concepts for innovation Week 2020. This exercise will run until 19th January 2020. Events can take place in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Iringa, Dodoma, or Stone Town