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Creative Hub Ethiopia supports creative innovators, designers and SMEs in various fields by deepening understanding of global design and industrial concepts, providing state-of-the-art working tools and resources, and enhancing the link between young innovators, industrial and governmental entities.

Fashion Fridays

Fashion Friday is an Online/Offline conversation with stakeholders from the fashion sector in Ethiopia and the UK where we will explore different perspectives on global issues like sustainable fashion, e-commerce, and building resilient businesses. 
Join us On Friday April 12, 2024 : 5pm EAT 
Register at: creativehub.et/cde

Masterclass: Italian Design Day 2023

On March 9th, 2023 10 a.m there will be a free masterclass with Giulio Vinaccia, Italian Design Ambassador 2023 in Ethiopia with the title “THE QUALITY THAT ILLUMINATES” . The energy of design for the people and for the environment.

For more info: 011 1553427 | www.iicaddisabeba.esteri.it 

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Bring your ideas to life

We offer a wide range of services to designers and innovative entrepreneurs mainly to help reinforce and enhance creativity through various focused and thematic technical support, innovation seminars and workshops, training, prototyping techniques, social events, and networking sessions. The Hub also has a fully equipped digital library, rapid prototyping services (e.g 3D printing), mock-up labs, meeting rooms, space for exhibition and events, co-working space, and cafeteria.


Creative Hub Ethiopia is staffed with supportive, well trained, and experienced staff that will provide the necessary support that you require as per your membership package


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Meet the team

Creative Hub Ethiopia is staffed with supportive, well trained, and experienced staff that will provide the necessary support that you require as per your membership package

Abenezer Seife

Abenezer Seife

Creative Hub Manager

Abenezer has the skill of communication and partnership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology together with product development in the creative industry for over seven years of working with different international organizations and has a strong understanding of creative space utilization.


Paolo Razzini

International Project Coordinator, UNIDO

Paolo Razzini is a passionate development expert with a extensive experience in programme management and performance monitoring in economies in transition. He also has a robust record of providing technical assistance to country governments and agencies in development contexts.


Eden Eshetu

Creative Hub Host

Eden is a goal-oriented Events Assistant and part of the admin team with a clairvoyant eye for detail and proper team management with ample experience in working on projects, events, trainings and a background in Applied Mathematics.

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Mesay Bizuneh

Stakeholders Coordinator

Mesay is a dynamic business development expert with a combination of technology and business background and has vast experience in all the stages of project management cycle, stakeholder relations, SMEs development, operational excellence and cluster development strategy. 

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Solomon Amare

National Cluster Development Expert

Solomon is a cluster development expert and in background of economics with extensive experience of directly managing the implementation of different components of the micro and small enterprise development program, capacity-building activities on women empowerment, and SME cluster manufacturing.”

Yafet Girum Tesfaye

Yafet Girum

Fab Lab Manager

Yafet is makerspace manager. He is the Founder and CEO of an indigenous 3D Printing company called Dimir Technologies. He is a certified business mentor and is well versed in several disciplines ranging from editing and movie making to leadership and training, from being a 3D Printing Enthusiast to being a Computer Scientist and Engineer.


The Creative Hub Ethiopia initiated and run by UNIDO and EED with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation. Iceaddis and African Mosique are implementing partners.


Ethiopian Enterprise Development (EED) was established by the Council of Ministers’ Regulation No. 1263/2014, with a mandate to develop a competitive Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The objective of EED is to enable the expansion of a Micro, Small and Medium manufacturing industry that is competitive at the international level by preparing policies, strategies and projects that expedite the development of the sector, building capacity of the executive and stakeholder bodies, coordinating and facilitating the provision of  governmental support for the effective development of manufacturing in Ethiopia.

Italian Development Cooperation

AICS – the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development – is one of key innovations established by the Italian law on international cooperation (Law No. 125/2014). The Agency began operating in January 2016, with the aim of aligning Italy with its principal European and global partners in the endeavor of development. Its basic model reflects that used in the main European countries, and it must comply with the demand for more professional and innovative forms of cooperation, involving the methodological flexibility necessary in a continuously evolving scenario


UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.



iceaddis is Ethiopia’s first innovation hub & tech startup incubator established in May 2011. We work on youth-driven private sector initiatives and facilitate constructive interaction between techies, entrepreneurs, investors and people from the creative industries. 

African Mosaique

A contemporary fashion design and production enterprise that focuses on local sourcing and production for the local and global market. Operating from a fully integrated design center producing fashion and leather products, it also provides free trainings and market linkages to emerging designers through the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Program.

Learn. Design. Build.

If you are a fashion designer (footwear, clothing, leather products, etc), an ICT professional focused on digital solutions, an industrial and product designer and need a space to bring your ideas to life, learn innovative techniques to enhance your skills, connect with fellow creatives, and increase the quality of your products through capacity building, or need a space to showcase your work, the creative Hub will be the right place for you.


Creative Hub Ethiopia will collaborate with local and international experts on timely and relevant discussions to members. This platform will create an opportunity to bring Ethiopian creatives and acclaimed experts in one place to create dialogue on relevant topics. The Hub’s team will also schedule specific topics customized to the Ethiopian context to solve local challenges that creatives face everyday.


Using the Hub’s co-creation spaces, local and international trainers, tailored and hands-on training will be provided to creatives that will enable them to compete on international stages. The sessions will also help bring forward topics that members have not had a chance to explore in other platforms locally.


The Hub will support high-potential creatives through mentorship, business advisory, networking, and investment support, to eventually help them contribute to the flourishing creative industry.


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Temporary Membership Model for a 6 Month Duration


Our activities are led by internationally acclaimed creatives, designers and entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in supporting creatives and early stage startups. Read the testimonials from our experts and members.

Creative Hub Ethiopia is a great addition to the growing creative landscape of the country, providing the much needed platform and resources that will attract a broad range of creatives. Investing in the creative industry and creatives is investing in the future of the economic growth of the country, creating jobs, nurturing talent and innovation. African Mosaique is proud to be part of the early implementation of the Hub.
Anna Getaneh

Anna Getaneh

Designer and Social Entrepreneur, African Mosaique

Giulio Vinaccia has worked for twenty years as a product designer in developing electronics, sports equipment and lighting. 

He has realized projects for the most important Italian brands such as Brembo, Ferrari Spa, Piaggio Spa,
Momo Design, Ducati, Aprilia, Gilera , Moschino and Borsalino.

Giulio Vinaccia​

Senior Consultant, Creative Hub