Open AIR is researching knowledge governance and innovation in Africa.

There are two big questions we are trying to answer:


Our research focuses around four priority research themes:

(1) High technology hubs

(2) Informal sector innovation

(3) Indigenous and local entrepreneurs

(4)  Metrics, laws, and policies

We are also now launching a new cross-cutting research theme of Rights and gender.

IP and knowledge governance policy can have an enormous impact on sustainable development, and Open AIR’s goal is to reconcile the competition of business with the collaboration of colleagues to better share the benefits of innovation.

For more information on our research goals and results, please read our annual reports as well as our other publications.

The Open African Innovation Research Partnership