AHEAD Innovations Hub @Makerere

A product of the AHEAD project No. 585919-EPP-1-2017-1-RO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2017-3104 / 001-001), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Innovating for the future

The Makerere Innovations Hub is expected to:

  • manage stakeholder input into research agendas and the design and delivery of curricula;
  • provide start-up and entrepreneurship support through consultancy or applied research (incl. for scaling of grassroots innovations and social entrepreneurship);
  • organize start-up competitions for students/alumni with a view to encouraging the creation and scaling of enterprises;
  • organize mentorship schemes;
  • search and establish contacts with grassroots innovators and manage grassroots innovation initiatives and inclusive innovation projects;
  • explore the possibilities for transfer of technologies and university spin-offs, as well as other types of collaborations with research organizations and business industry;
  • support consortium building and project development and implementation in the field of research and innovation with a view to attracting funding. Fundraising should focus on: funding by business for applied research, public funding through national research support funds, funding for cutting edge innovation supported by donors, incl. EU Programmes, e.g. Horizon 2020;
  • organize training in innovation management and inclusive innovation;
  • implement further reviews of institutional innovation capacity and propose improvements.

Visit the AHEAD Innovations Hub at Sir Albert Cook Medical Library

AHEAD (African Higher Education Leadership in Advancing Inclusive Innovation for Development) is a three-year Capacity Building project that started on October 15, 2017. The project teams are implementing the final activities which will lead to the closure of the project.

Contact Dr. Alison Kinengyere (alison.kine@gmail.com) or Mr. Onan Mulumba (onan.mulumba@mak.ac.ug)