International Conference on African Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Deadline extended


13th and 14th June 2019, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

This is the first international conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation at De Montfort University. It will bring together a broad spectrum of participants across disciplines and sectors to explore how entrepreneurship and innovation are driving change in the continent.  The conference will include coverage of how research themes relate to UN SDGs and to the issues in Cities and Urban Living. There is a call for papers open until 15.2.19, following which the conference will be open for registrations.

Download the Call for papers here.

Please click here to register.

 Africa was once viewed by some as the ‘Dark Continent’ with a dominant narrative of poverty, wars, and under-development. Over the past decade, a new narrative of growth opportunities, value creation and inclusive development has taken hold, replacing the “heart of darkness” image. While significant challenges remain, stakeholders are moving away from the old model of top-down interventions to embrace a new paradigm of partnership underpinned by the agency of African people. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of this drive to transform challenges into shared opportunities, and launch a new era of growth and prosperity in the continent. The conference will bring together a broad spectrum of participants with interests across various disciplines and sectors to explore new models of entrepreneurial activities in the continent. It will feature a colloquium for PhD students on the first day and will offer 15 thematic areas, detailed on the call for papers.

Conference fee: £250

Early Bird registration: £220 (until 15th March 2019)

Reduced conference fee for PhD students For further details please check the official website 

Abstract submission extended: 1st March 2019

Registration opens: 18th February 2019

Full papers submission: 14th May 2019

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