- The European Research Council published its working program for 2018. Principial Investigators from outside Europe are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The Canadian IDRC seeks to strengthen engineering science and training of research-intensive West and Central African universities. Partnerships with industrial players are encouraged. Deadline for the expressions of interest is the 24.9.
- Research on energy transition, climate change and earth system research is funded for Junior and Senior Researchers by the new Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research. Deadline for the statement of interest is the 13.10.2017
- On July 18th the Innovation Price for Africa was awared to innovators in the fields of energy, health devices and rapid infections tests in Accra. All inventions have the potential to be employed beyond Africa
- The blog ‘Inventive Africa’ interviewed the Cameroon based Akwo Ashangndowah Jake, a healthcare entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Maelth Tech Int about an app for distance health councelling.
- There are enough scientists in Africa. Its infrastructure that is lacking to retain them argues Kelly Chibale (ZA, UCT).
- The keynotes from the recent International Conference on Research for Development (Bern, 5.-8.9.2017) are available as video