Browsing: Scaling African research

  • Africa generates less than 1 per cent of the world’s research
  • Many African governments don’t spend a significant percentage of their GDP on research
  • Many African Diaspora researchers who have returned to the African continent have been educated in the UK, US, Germany, and even China

A modern economy in the Western hemisphere, especially one in Europe or North America thrives on research and innovation from academia and the private sector.

In the UK, many startups and innovations were born out of research labs in academia. Imperial College, Oxford and Cambridge are perfect examples of this. Most OECD countries use a good percentage of their GDP to support research and innovation for their academic and research institutions.

Unfortunately where I do much of my work, Africa, generates less than 1 per cent of the world’s research. I should know, being the CEO and Founder of eNubia, we partner and …