Finland joining forces with Zambia
𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐙𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬
Supported by the Finnish Embassy in Zambia
We are excited to announce this event, where both ecosystems; Finnish and Zambian meet to introduce their networks and initiate collaborations to support their start-ups and international projects.
This event is organized by Tespack, Aalto University Startup Centre, Urban tech Helsinki and AGS. Supported by the Finnish ambassador of Zambia: Ms. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury to bring together two startup ecosystems towards a more results orientated market. Zambia is a land of opportunities where there are many start-ups looking into growth. The event will take place Tuesday 30th November 2021.
Currently with Tespack´s expansion and collaborations to support Zambia`s projects in remote areas with our latest Mobile Energy solution “Smart Solar Media System” that powers and turns any place into a smart classroom, helping Zambia bring digital education into energy shortage areas. Such projects led into collaborations with Plan International Zambia and Solidaridad Network, as well as other institutions to utilize our energy tech solutions and fuse it with their projects know-how to support even further their communities. These types of collaboration have proven to be successful for both ecosystems and with this event we will ensure it is just the beginning of more collaborations to come in both country ecosystems and together create a bigger impact.
Want to be part if his collaboration?
If you wish to start a collaboration with either of these two ecosystems; Finland or Zambia. Feel free to reach out on the details mentioned below and we will be happy to provide access to their network and start-ups to support more collaborations that take place in both countries.
Please find more information below about the organisations who will be attending the event and if you wish to contact any to start a collaboration do send a small bio about your organisation and briefly state how you would like to initiate a partnership to make the introduction.
Aalto Startup Center helps research-based and innovative deep-tech startups to build healthy, sustainable and acceptable businesses by coaching, providing a wide ecosystem and matchmaking with relevant key players and stakeholders.
Tespack is a technology company specialised in the development of mobile energy solutions and wearable technology for off-grid purposes.
We combine software and hardware for a complete energy experience. Our energy solutions are currently used by several governments, NGOs, rescue forces and extreme athletes to work in remote areas.
Winner of 30+ International Awards and awarded as the Best Energy Start-up by the European Union.
Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. They help you turn your business idea into a growth-oriented startup that focuses on solving the challenges of modern cities.
A Grid is the stable for future unicorns located right in the heart of Aalto University Campus.
A Grid is a startup community and one of Northern Europe’s largest centers for growth companies. They are the home to 150 startups, accelerators, such as the European Space Agency and Aalto Startup Center, as well as partners and established companies, like City of Espoo’s business services.
They also serve as a vibrant space for entrepreneurial expertise, services, events and as a gateway to the university’s international network of resources, talented students and cutting-edge research and infrastructure.
The AGS-program is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) of Zambia, AGS aims to accelerate the growth and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and startups in Zambia.
The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is Zambia’s biggest economic development Agency with a multifaceted mandate of promoting and facilitating trade, investment and enterprise development in the country. The Agency is also responsible for building and enhancing the country’s investment profile for increased capital inflows, capital formation, employment creation and growth of the Medium Small and Micro Enterprise (MSME) Sector.
Meet the Zambian Start-ups & Organisations
This will be the Zambian start-ups joining the event to bring on board Finnish start-ups and organisations to their projects.
Nature’s Nectar works with communities and partners around conservation areas in Zambia to produce sustainable honey. It is their aim to protect the wild areas, while ensuring the sustained livelihoods of the immediate communities.
Dawa Health, a digital health startup leveraging technology to improve health-system infrastructure across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their mission is to provide innovative healthcare solutions to low-income patients, closing the health service gap between the affluent and marginalised communities of Africa.
Ace Smart Technologies
They offer eLearning services and supply of Tablets to more than 35.000 pupils in Zambia
MEM EdTech Solutions
Offer teachers to network and have access to quality teaching and learning materials, allowing the teaching process to go beyond the classroom setup. They also offer the DiC-Kit, an offgrid capable kit that harnesses XR (Virtual & Augmented Reality). These kits will provide offline access to educational content provided on the online platform to the remotest parts of the country ensuring that no child is left behind.
In 2008, the University of Lusaka introduced its Bachelor's Degree programmes in partnership with the Copperbelt University and in 2009 began offering its own programmes. Following this auspicious beginning, the University now offers a wide-range of programmes at Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.