Innovation and Technology Acceleration Program (ITAP)
Innovation and Technology Acceleration Program (ITAP) leads the capacity building activities of Idea2Market. The aim of the program is to support African innovators to accelerate the deployment or integration of home- grown technologies into quality products and services. Thus, ITAP provides small enterprises with the frameworks, tools, techniques, and perspectives that will help them effectively develop and market new products. The Program entails 3-month multidisciplinary and practice-oriented courses covering the management of innovation and commercialization processes. It combines studies in the fields of innovation management and governance, entrepreneurship, leadership and internationalization. The program supports researchers and inventors to design technologies for business and for the benefit of society. ITAP brings together experts from relevant areas of science, industry and policy to help develop technologies that are relevant, commercially viable and help solve societal challenges.