Innovation ecosystem map of Tanzania is a project that aims at mapping the innovation ecosystem of Tanzania and putting all innovators it on one online map.
The map is managed by reviewing the technology and administering the platform as well as creating community ownership from innovation stakeholders in Tanzania. The project aims to map all innovators in Tanzania. Stakeholders mapped are categorized into different sections such as business development services, government, hubs, incubators, mentors, innovators, investors/funders/lenders, networks, etc.
At the initial stage, OMDTZ made sure stakeholders in the ecosystem are aware of the platform and understand the potential of it while being on the map. Different discussions were held, including personal contacts, presentations, virtual meetings, and a number of emails being sent to potential stakeholders of the map.
A fully functional web map is now live http://innovate.co.tz/ and innovators are able to add themselves on a map, with strong support from OMDTZ in case they encounter some technical difficulties.