SENEGAL: Agreement sets up innovation incubator

France's Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD) have furthered their cooperation with two recent agreements which should lead to creation of an incubator for innovative companies, reported the Agence de Presse Sénégalaise.

Under the agreements the two establishments will "support their partnership through training and doctoral schools on the university's Hann campus, and create an incubator for innovatory companies on the university campus", said a statement quoted by the agency.

The statement said: "Thanks to these two agreements of cooperation, the two establishments will pool their skills for doctoral courses as well as cater for and support new innovatory companies." There would also be facilities at UCAD for firms that were in the process of being set up to contact French networks specialising in business creation.

Full report (in French) on the Agence de Presse Sénégalaise site