Innovation for African Universities (IAU) call for network partnerships

The British Council has launched the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme aimed at strengthening the capacity of Universities to participate and provide meaningful contributions as key players within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in their respective regions.

The programme will be delivered by a Centre of Excellence consisting of tripartite partners – University of Nairobi, City University of London and Change School London.

We are inviting Universities from the UK, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to apply as Network partners to improve their understanding of the roles of universities in entrepreneurship ecosystems as part of a community of practice.

Funding of up to £60,000 is available to support each mutually beneficial partnership to respond to an identified problem.

For further information on the opportunity, refer to the attached terms of reference and guidance document. 

All applications including supporting documents must be submitted through the application portal

Deadline for submission is 17.00 (UK British Summer Time) on Friday 30 July, 2021. Applications not received through the portal or after this deadline will not be accepted.

The project team will host a clarification session regarding this opportunity on 8 July, 2021 by 11:00am (BST). Register for the session using this link

If you require any assistance in completing the form or have any questions, please e-mail us at:


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