Lagos Conference 2024

AIT Swiss – Africa Annual Conference

Lagos, 28th and 29th February 2024

Host: University of Lagos
Co-Host: University of Ibadan

The Academia – Industry Training for Swiss and African science-based entrepreneurs will convene major stakeholders from South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria, and Switzerland for its 3rd Annual Conference in Lagos, the uncontested business hub of Nigeria.

With a look into “Challenges of Growth”, the 2024 overarching theme for stakeholders and start-ups coming together for the Annual Conference, discussion and exchange of academics and practitioners will allow to zoom on success stories but also on major challenges that growing companies are facing on a daily basis.

Outcomes of these discussions will contribute to increase understanding of common needs in the world of company development and the same time strengthen the network of companies that form part of the AIT Swiss – Africa community.

Later in the year 2024, all companies from 2010 onwards will be invited to attend the AIT Swiss – Africa Alumni Meeting in South Africa for sharing good practice and for confirming an ever-growing network.

To tap into resources of the AIT Swiss – Africa program all company founders and owners are already invited to join the AIT Swiss – Africa WhatsApp group.

Swiss Residency Week 2024

All selected Startups will be given the opportunity to participate in the Swiss Residency Week from Sun 26th May to Tue 04th of June 2024.
During this 10-day stay in Switzerland, participants are offered a varied programme. The visit of the Startup days in Bern on 30th May 2024 will be one of the highlights this year. The Startup Days will be presented by Alexandra Leemann, Senior Project Manager, on the first day of the conference in Lagos.

In addition the programme will include the visit of Swiss flagship institutions like EMPA, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE.IPI), FH Ost, Innovation and Tech Transfer Offices and Impact Hubs.

Visit last year’s programme.


Call for African Startups

The applications are in! Almost 90 full proposals reached us by Friday 10th November. Start-up companies from fields reaching from Biotech to Agri-, Fin-, Edu- and Health Tech are now competing for the 20 slots available at the AIT Swiss – Africa Annual Conference in Lagos 28 and 29 February 2024. We wish all applicants good luck and express our gratitude to all partners in the program regions South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana and Nigeria!

Results will be announced at the beginning of December.

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Last modified: 23. November 2023