Who we serve.

We partner with government agencies, public sector organizations and other enabling enterprises who serve small-medium sized businesses operating in high impact industries. 

 

Our solutions are about solving real-world problems experienced by business owners every day. They are designed to add clear value and easily scale across the industry of focus.

Who are we?

We are an innovation consulting company committed to empowering public sector leaders with digital solutions and strategies that unlock the productivity of small-medium sized enterprises operating in high-impact industries across East Africa.

We are an innovation consulting company committed to empowering public sector leaders with digital solutions and strategies that unlock the productivity of small-medium sized enterprises operating in high-impact industries across East Africa.

What we do.

We identify, develop and deploy innovative solutions that promote the competitiveness and sustainability of high-impact industries in the East African economy.

How it works.

We connect ‘on the ground’ stakeholders and technology innovators to identify opportunities for developing new solutions to widespread challenges.

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Technology-Led Development

The world faces a confluence of technological changes that are fundamentally altering the relationship between individuals, economies and society. Collectively, these innovations are changing the way business is conducted, value is created and society progresses.

For the emerging global middle class, in places like East Africa, the future of development will depend heavily on the ability to leverage these innovations to spur local economies in sustainable ways. This will require new forms of cooperation and collaboration beyond that of traditional foreign assistance.

While traditional models of development rely upon agriculture, commodities and cheap labor to move up global value chains for economic development, the new technology-led global economy requires a different approach. This new approach will require a willingness to adopt new technologies to local contexts. Achieving this will require new systems for partnership, collaboration and innovation.

At SEA, we’re committed to pioneering this new system to democratize innovation, catalyze investment and contribute to the overall productivity upgrading of high impact industries across East Africa.

We catalyze innovation & democratize access.

We catalyze innovation & democratize access.

Innovation Platforms are designed to reduce the costs of innovation by externalizing R&D and focusing on the development of scalable, accessible solutions. This de-risks experimentation and distributes the costs of implementing and maintaining solutions.

Innovation Platforms are designed to reduce the costs of innovation by externalizing R&D and focusing on the development of scalable, accessible solutions. This de-risks experimentation and distributes the costs of implementing and maintaining solutions.

Current Innovation Platforms

Interested in joining an Innovation Platform?

01.

Promoting Sustainable Tourism through empowering small business owners. 

Tourism can be a highly effective tool for economic and social development. By providing an economic base for a region whose primary development options are its cultural and natural resources, tourism has great potential to accelerate socio-economic progress.

When managed properly, tourism can generate quality jobs and offer incentives for environmental conservation, creating a sustainable path to inclusive development.

This Innovation Platform identifies innovative technologies and models that empower small-medium sized businesses operating in sustainable tourism.

02.

Catalyzing FDI by building tools and strategies for local investment promotion. 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) can be catalytic, mobilizing capital and technology to spur growth, expand productive capacity and diversify economies.

Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) play an important role in attracting these investments. As an intermediary body between the public and private sectors, IPAs are often the public face of governments seeking to increase investment, promote economic and social development.

This Innovation Platform is designed to identify innovative technologies and models that empower local Investment Promotion Agencies to unlock FDI.

Interested in sponsoring an Innovation Platform?

Interested in sponsoring an Innovation Platform?

Are you interested in understanding how an Innovation Platform can help spur productivity in your industry? We partner with select Government Agencies, Public Sector Organizations and other Enabling Enterprises to develop the next generation of solutions to unlock the productivity of high-impact industries in East Africa.  

Are you interested in understanding how an Innovation Platform can help spur productivity in your industry? We partner with select Government Agencies, Public Sector Organizations and other Enabling Enterprises to develop the next generation of solutions to unlock the productivity of high-impact industries in East Africa.

Our Approach

Is about practical solutions to widespread challenges faced by small-medium sized businesses operating in high-impact industries across East Africa.

Innovation Platforms

Through partnerships with local organizations we're able to test new solutions to old challenges impacting small-medium sized businesses across the country.

Digital Principles

We are committed to building solutions that reach more people, achieve greater impact and produce stronger and more sustainable outcomes for all.

Insights

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