Innovation Week is a free platform which hosts a week long series of events and exhibitions in Tanzania, curated by the Human Development Innovation Fund(HDIF),Commission of Science and Technology (COSTECH), in partnership with other innovation stakeholders, and with support from the UKAid. Innovation Week 2020 (IW2020) was the six the edition since the week was first launched in 2015. The purpose of Innovation Week is to provide space to innovators, policymakers, funders, researchers, and other players in the innovation ecosystem to share what they have been working on, learn from and inspire each other,collaborate across sectors, and transform Tanzania through the scaling of innovation.
Innovation Week events and exhibitions continue to be some of the most influential, educative and relevant platforms to share learning and best practices on how to use technology and innovation for economic and social development. This year’s theme,“Innovate 4 Impact”has been evident in the content of events, exhibitions and discussions that have been conducted, with topics ranging from partnerships, health financing,policy,innovation support, emerging technologies(block-chain), EdTech and more. We have constantly seen that when stakeholders come together, formidable partnerships can be formed and positively impact innovators and the innovation ecosystem.