As part of its mission to promote Nordic business activity in Africa, Springboard Afro-Nordic Business Platform recently participated in a Smart City Export Training seminar in Västeräs, Sweden. The aim of the event was to coach participants in cooperating with global companies and to share lessons learned from Swedish smart city providers operating in Africa and China.
Springboard co-founder and CEO Kingsley Ify used his address to explain why Nordic start-ups are welcome in Africa. He also referenced several case studies and sectoral assessments to show, how some startup features seen as a disadvantage in the West are an advantage in Africa.
The event took place from February 22 – 23 and included smart city solution providers and experts from Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.