Co-Creation Lab

For university CleanTech innovators 

In Europe and Africa, startups and innovators are working on new ideas to limit the effects of climate change. Due to their different starting points, they have different emphases, but an increased exchange between innovators from Africa and Europe offers special creative potential for both sides.

The Co-Creation Lab brings together (post-)docs and master’s students from four universities in Uganda, Kenya and Germany to collaborate in workshops to further develop their CleanTech innovations.

The aim is not a one-sided transfer of knowledge, but an equal exchange of ideas and solutions for the respective region. The goal: to learn from other local contexts for one’s own startup idea.

Participating Universities


– Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 
– Mount Kenya University, Thika

Makerere University Business School, Kampala

Participation Requirements

  • Participants: Master students or (post-)docs studying at the participating universities or participating in projects or programs there.
  • Innovation: The idea must be innovative and new and offer a solution in the CleanTech sector.
  • State of the Idea: It is not just an initial idea, but there is already a Minimum Viable Product and/or initial experience with users/customers.

Co-Creation Lab 2024

Three innovative ideas from each university will participate in the Co-Creation Lab in April 2024 in Nairobi.

Start of application period:
December 2023

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