NEST360 Innovation Landscape

The Innovation Landscape serves as a resource to feature the impressive work of innovators working to design solutions to address real-world challenges. The ideas featured are designed for resource-limited settings by innovators who are on the ground and working in these settings.

The material in the landscape report was gathered from innovators from the NEST360 Africa Invention Education Partners at Addis Ababa University, the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, the Malawi University of Science and Technology, the University of Ibadan, and the University of Lagos.


NSE Journal Article on Team DILPAN and their design and development of a sanitation system that accounts for disabilities using 3D printers.

Fight against COVID-19 has sparked innovations

Daniel Kabugi, a Biomedical Engineering student from Kenyatta University talks about his work and how he is helping Kenya fight COVID-19.

Nairobi IEEE Students Design a Low-Cost Ventilator Using Locally Sourced Materials

Article describing how members of the Kenyatta University Student Branch have produced hundreds of machines of a low-cost ventilator.

AHEAD National Innovation System Benchmarking Tool

National Innovation Systems can be characterized as the network of public and private sectors whose interactions create and diffuse new technologies. The following resource provides an array of benchmarks and statistics to gauge this network's progress and trajectory.

Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialisation

This chapter presents an overview of intellectual property (IP) rights for new innovations, discusses opportunities for commercialization after obtaining IP protection, and offers considerations for biomedical engineers creating health technologies.

The Design Critique as a Model for Distributed Learning

This chapter by Brad Hokanson (2012) examines the design critique, a common aspect of studio design education, and its use in distance learning envrionments.

TD_TCD_WHO Humanitarian Needs Assessment_210701

This chapter from the World Health Organization (WHO) offers an overview of needs assessment in humanitarian settings, with a focus on health needs.

What to do in Need Finding

This resource from Stanford offers an overview and key considerations for need finding.

Venture Capital for Africa

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is a global entrepreneurship community that connects startups with opportunities to support success and growth. | All Rights Reserved. Invention Education Toolkit, 2021.
This toolkit is made possible by generous support from The Lemelson Foundation.

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