K4P Alliances promotes the creation of an Innovation Center in Cabo Verde

During the week of 10-14 October 2022, a K4P Alliances delegation visited Cabo Verde to promote the creation of an innovation center dedicated to Earth Observation systems in West Africa. The delegation was composed by AIR Centre, Instituto Superior Técnico, IMar, NOSi, INIDA, Universidade de Cabo Verde, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança through Centro de Investigação de Montanha, MORE - Laboratório Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação and Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN).

This mission highlighted the relevance attributed to blue, green and digital economy and cooperation between the European and African continents, as promoters of regional development and in this context, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the facilities of the Ministry of Education of Cabo Verde in the presence of State Secretary of Higher Education. This consolidated the establishment of a consortium for the creation of a center of excellence for regional and West Africa benefit, and promotion of Earth Observation systems usable in blue and green economy as well as capitalisation of digital connection and transformation.