Technology-Led Innovation

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Technological innovations are fundamentally changing the way business is conducted and value created throughout society.

For the emerging global middle class, in places like East Africa, the future of development will require new forms of cooperation and collaboration centered around integration into the knowledge economy. Achieving this will necessitate both a willingness to adopt new technologies and the capacity to embrace rapid change. Enabling these capacities will require not only effective policy and good governance, but new systems for public-private partnership and international collaboration.

A lack of FDI is a barrier to social and economic progress.

As a US-based organization, we believe the unique assets offered by the US can be of great assistance in achieving East Africa’s technology-led investment objectives. With American universities, research institutions, a large diaspora population, a plethora of private investors and the most innovative companies in the world, the US is a natural choice for future partnership centered around economic development through technology-led investment.

Rich countries do not have a monopoly on innovation. In the end, humanity needs the world’s collective capacities to focus on solving our shared global challenges.

New technologies unlock new models for value creation.

New technologies provide access to entirely new capabilities, allowing us to reimagine the business models we use to create and capture value. The following are some business model attributes most relevant to the ongoing ICT revolution. 

Agile & Adaptive

An Agile-Adaptive model employs technology to make decisions that better reflect market needs allowing for real-time adaptation to changes in the marketplace.

Asset Sharing

An Asset Sharing model creates more value with existing resources by connecting spare capacity with excess demand enabling costs to be dispersed and assets to be used more effectively.

Closed Loop

Closed loop models reduce overall resource costs for companies by keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility value, reducing costs and risk exposure.

Collaborative Ecosystem

A Collaborative model improves collaboration with supply chain partners to help allocate risks more appropriately and reduce overall costs, creating greater value for the entire ecosystem.

Distribution Disruption

An Agile-Adaptive model employs technology to make decisions that better reflect market needs allowing for real-time adaptation to changes in the marketplace.

Long Tail

An Asset Sharing model creates more value with existing resources by connecting spare capacity with excess demand enabling costs to be dispersed and assets to be used more effectively.

Market Network

Closed loop models reduce overall resource costs for companies by keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility value, reducing costs and risk exposure.

On Demand

The multi-sided model enables two or more homogeneous groups to interact, bringing together supply and demand, while an intermediary operates the platform to facilitate interactions and adds revenue streams later.

Open Platform

An Open model encourages the sharing of knowledge under open licenses, promoting an intimately integrated ecosystem of stakeholders operating under a model of transparency, promoting positive externalities.

Personalization

The Personalization model utilizes technology to produce products and offer services that are better tailored to customer’s individual and immediate needs at a competitive price.

Unbundling

An Unbundled model leverages advances changes the economics of production and distribution, allowing for product offerings to be decomposed into narrower, more specialized component offerings.

Usage Based

The Usage-Based Pricing model allows customers to benefit from being charged only when they use a product or service, rather than having to buy something outright, increasing both access and demand.

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