Is Africa Ready to Innovate?

  • Suresh K. Sharma
  • Karl E. Meyer


Africa has an opportunity to surge ahead. It can follow the same path that other advanced economies have followed, or it can change the game for its people, organizations and governments. The nations of Africa can create dispassionate innovation ecosystems that leverage originality and creativity of its people to solve future problems using today’s technologies. They can develop unique and optimal ways of using their own, native resources. Africa has potential – in every way – to drive next generation of innovation leadership. It also is vulnerable to the possibilities of going nowhere and be left behind as the world keeps changing rapidly. The challenge is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship with a vision driven by pragmatic and honest leadership.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suresh K. Sharma
    • 1
  • Karl E. Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Open Range Capital PartnersAtlantaUSA

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