This Initiative therefore seeks to change the landscape of research in Africa to be focused on community needs and market-driven innovation. It seeks to bring stakeholders’ urgent attention to the importance of inclusive and community-based innovation in Africa. Considering that the people at the grassroots constitute the majority percentage of the population and potential consumers, hence, a greatly untapped resource/source of income.
Also, this Initiative seeks to create and establish the needed trilateral connection among African scientists, industrialists and financial institutions. STI solutions and inventions by African scientists require quality investment from industrialists to scale-up to commercial levels. Whereas, African financial institutions play a major role in enabling access to needed funding mechanisms for scientists and researchers.