The Innovation Village is an IDEA Company.
The Innovation Village develops solutions for tomorrow by providing an enabling environment where start-ups from the knowledge intensive sectors are fast tracked to compete glocally. Our Incubation creates a synergistic environment where entrepreneurs can share learning; create working partnerships; as well as open doors to markets and resources
The Village is a destination for the next big ideas to take route. It is a convergence for different for as that bring together ideas from captains of Business and industry, the public and academia to expand the boundaries of knowledge through social innovation with focus to deliver inclusion across key sectors
At the backdrop of Uganda being named as the most entrepreneurial country in the world, The Innovation Village offers the next step to cement this recognition. As a platform the village will unlock added value and will be the difference for various small medium start-ups at a time where funding has been identified as an inhibitor to creative industry.
The village is also a collection of very specialized labs focused on extending research and knowledge in various fields. We work with pre-commercial; companies who are still in the initial development stage of their business or commercial; companies that have secured an investment or made a sale to willing customer
As a destination for the next BIG IDEAS we converge different players to build a forest model solution focus driven by deliberate partnerships
The FinTech Lab converges early stage financial technologies to generate solutions that deliver efficiency in service and experience. This enhances discussion between Entrepreneurs developing potentially game-changing technologies for financial services with keen focus on bottom of the pyramid and other minority groups and communities.
Key focus of solutions includes; Mobility, Payments, Risk management, Security, Infrastructure and operational technologies (hosting, data bases, storage, networking, IT management), Alternative currencies & Big-data analytics predictive modelling,
Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country in the world. The Entrebiz Lab is focused on leveraging this position. With keen focus on early stage technologies and startups that power Education, Agriculture, Health and other social trends the lab will converge independent entities into in mutual goals and social economic outcomes. The lab will also invest skill and capital in setting up successful viable enterprise.
The Media Innovation Hub is a platform that converges early stage technologies and startups in media. This will explore how people connect and stay together but will also evolve to the digitalization of content produced in different format include short movies, documentaries, animations and social media marketing.
The Media Innovation Hub is a catalyst and a curator for start-ups and emerging technology or service providers with growth potential in the news media sector.
The Climate Innovation Centre focuses on cleantech product development. It aims to support innovations that more effectively manage the use of water and energy whilst ensuring the preparedness and adaptability of the broader population to the effects of climate change and increased competition and associated costs for essential resources.
The climate Lab converges innovative entrepreneurs looking to mainstream the adoption of green technologies amongst citizens as a way to increase access to resources at lower cost, minimize the effects of unmanaged pollution and waste, whilst reducing the financial and environmental impact of industry and government.
The CEO Lab is a destination for mentorship and coaching on advanced management and leadership practices for top, middle and early career journeys. We disseminate good governance and discipline to captains of Business & Industry. In the CEO Lab, thought leaders share tailored solutions for specific issues of corporations. Executives share their experiences and methods of multicultural and multidisciplinary work in various fields of national and international performance work. Our strategic projects build a responsible Business culture with keen focus on how to address social and environmental issues.
With focus on skilling & employability, we believe in creating an environment and conditions that enable everyone to release their full potential. Where that environment is not possible, our delivery framework provides a support framework for custom solutions for graduates or companies seeking a graduate program. Our host of solutions creates an environment to enable this transition. As well as building your functional/technical experience, we build the needed focus on developing leadership skills over 8 core competencies.
The growth center sheds awareness by proving tools and support which are just as important.
Many at times, entrepreneurs believe funding is the only missing link between them and success. SMEs throughout the world face the same challenges, but just as important as access to finance, is:
The IDEAGrowth Centre, bridges this gap, by bringing the information needed to run a successful business to the entrepreneur; address the challenges entrepreneurs face; and so promote and develop entrepreneurship in Uganda.
We are also in the process of developing an online resource portal dubbed The SME Toolkit Uganda.
looking to start or grow an existing small business
already running a business but need support to adopt best practice
The public that has not started yet but is considering options and needs relevant information.
The growth center is home to other initiatives by Idea. These include
Get inspired by the thought leaders and captains of business and industry; the very best at what they do. Provide a forum to share ideas that challenges assumption, ignites thought and questions status quo
Graduate through our bespoke start up program, taking ideas from heights imagined to heights achieved. An intensive one-day workshop that will provide you with everything you need to start your venture
Deliver workshops that support seeds of innovation and ideas. We leverage experts in different fields to run awareness & capability sessions to support growth & ideation. One-day entrepreneurship boot-camp
Meet like-minded treps and leverage our dynamic community of innovates. The objective is to strike partnerships and support each other’s seeds
Competitions where creativity thrives a chance to win funding and a chance to strike beneficial partnerships
The grand gathering of ideas with speaker events and masterclasses
Start-up packs full of useful material to help your business get started. We are working with partners to secure an Incubation Centre where members can rent 24-hour desk-space at a massively discounted rate
"The Lunch" is an informal lunch meeting held periodically with a thought leaders to share ideacylins with ambitious treps who need reassurance in the possibilities of their pursuits.
ChangeMaker are seeds of innovation, untapped potential and unexplored ambitions of the youngest population in the world. ChangeMaker provides a platform for ideas of entrepreneurs seeking funding and or partnerships for their ideas. We provide a platform for opportunity to meet opportunity.
Share your Changemaker story and win partnerships, support and possibility of funding. We would love to highlight your story or help you start yours!
Sponsor a Changemaker speaking event
Sponsor an idea
Donate to the ideafund
Become a ChangeMakerspeaker
Our programs - Enroll in one of our custom courses or join our online university
Keep on the lookout for our weekly events @ the Village