- Jessica Colao - Project Manager (iHub Research)
- Chrisostom Mwairumba (Masters Candidate Information Systems School of Computing and Informatics - University of Nairobi)
- Gladys Kitony (iHub Research).
The research framework involves two phases. The first phase will be to carry out a study for the African Innovation Foundation so as to come up with appropriate indicators of innovation specific to the African context and the metrics needed to measure innovation in the African context.Lessons learned from the study and the in-depth development process of the index will be published widely in order to kick-start a discussion on the continent’s level of innovation. Phase 2 will later be conducted to generate the index and will utilize available data from International Organizations (World Bank, UN) and open data portals in order to compile the necessary information available. If relevant information is not yet available from secondary information sources, a research project will be created to collect the requisite primary data. A final report for phase 1 is set to be released at the end of March 2013 and will be presented at the Innovation Prize for Africa conference in April 2013