Kenya Ranked Top Tech Innovation Hub In Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya has been ranked the second leading innovation hub in sub-Saharan Africa by the World Intellectual Property Organization in its latest Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 report.
Kenya’s so-called Silicon Savannah only trails upper middle income economy South Africa, with Mauritius coming third.
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Kenya’s innovative strength has been attributed to startups’ easy access to credit and microfinance loans.
“As in previous years, Africa shines in terms of innovation relative to the level of development. Out of the 18 innovation achievers identified in the GII 2019, six (the most from any one region) are from the sub-Saharan African region,” says the report.
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“Importantly, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, and Madagascar stand out for being innovation achievers at least three times in the previous eight years.”
When comparing levels of innovation hub to the level of economic development, India, Vietnam, Kenya, and the Republic of Moldova stand out for outperforming on
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