What is ii2030?

ii2030 is a curated initiative that brings together innovators from corporates, startups, the public sector, NGOs and science to co-create solutions for a more inclusive society by 2030.

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#Africa4Future special edition

#Africa4Future is a joint initiative between Airbus BizLab and the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative 'Make-IT in Africa’, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Launched in 2017, #Africa4Future aims to promote technology partnerships on remote sensing and unmanned logistics between Airbus and African startups and support the creation of a Pan-African ecosystem.

This year's ii2030 journey

The #Africa4Future Edition will be fully virtual and focused on Africa.  

System Challenge Webinar

September

Webinar

Identify drivers and constraints

System Opportunity Webinar

September

Webinar

Identify levers for change

Co-creation Workshops

October

3 co-creation sessions

Co-create solution to positively disrupt the system

Implementation

Starting November

3-6 months

Implementation of the solution in one or more locations

#Africa4Future tracks

The #Africa4Future edition of ii2030 is organized into tracks. A track has a focus technology, a challenge that is trying to be resolved and a carefully curated group of participants that bring a diversity of perspectives. Each track works through the journey illustrated above. 

Agriculture

The agriculture track aims to create more resilient agri-food systems, reduce small farmers' risk exposure and increase productivity by using remote sensing technology. 

How might we use remote sensing to reduce small farmers’ risk exposure and increase productivity?

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Infrastructure

The infrastructure track aims to support African decision makers to effectively respond to service delivery challenges today and build more resilient infrastructure tomorrow by using data-driven tools based on remote sensing and artificial intelligence. 

How might we leverage remote sensing and artificial intelligence technologies to build resilient and critical infrastructure for citizens?

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Drones

The drone track aims to make Africa the safest place to fly drones, allowing the industry to play a critical role in logistics for products needed to cope in cases of pandemics like COVID-19.

How might we make Africa the safest and easiest place to fly drones? 

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Partners

The #Africa4Future Edition of ii2030 in 2020 is funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The #Africa4Future Edition of ii2030 is implemented in close collaboration with Airbus BizLab and UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for Earth data and analytics.