26.May.2021 – The Ethiopian Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoTI), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Promotion Authority (FeSMMIPA) and UNIDO have inaugurated the Creative Hub Ethiopia.
The Creative Hub has been designed with the intent to foster innovation and economic development by promoting creativity, digitalization and knowledge sharing. The facilities – located within FeSMMIPA premises in the heart of Addis Ababa – have been equipped with advanced machineries and include co-working areas, laboratories and a coffee space.
The Hub will enable a wide range of services to designers and innovative entrepreneurs such as seminars and workshops, trainings, prototyping techniques, social events, and networking sessions. Moreover, it will offer the possibility to access to digital instruments (such as 3D printers, laser cutters, digital library etc.) and will encourage digital payments with the newly-launched “Telebirr”.