Our objectives

– Set up a Europe-Africa Coordination Office & Regional Network

– Better connection and synergies between actors of the regional ecosystem

– Build the capacity of local Business Incubators and their client companies

– Improved understanding of the state-of-the-art of the business incubation

– Establishing and reinforcing a quality label for African business support organisations

– Build a committee of experts overseeing the creation of a certification system

– Communication, dissemination and outreach activities to create a strong brand for the Regional Network

Our mission

Successful start-ups and small companies, need equally strong business support actors to achieve their goals. EACO facilitates the activities of BIC Africa in Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Somalia.
We work to stimulate knowledge sharing among the wider incubation ecosystem for business incubators to benefit from cooperation with other initiatives, collaborations between innovation hubs, and shared business opportunities in Europe and Africa.

Meet the team

The EACO team consists of highly experienced professionals from the business incubation and innovation sector across Europe. Together with our partners at the EU Delegations, the European Commission DG International Partnerships, and the local incubator experts we seek to provide timely and impeccable services, whilst always adhering to the highest levels of quality.
Chiara Davalli
Chiara Davalli
Impact Manager
Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders
Team Leader
Krisztina Dax
Krisztina Dax
Project Manager
Bram Pauwels
Bram Pauwels
Communication Manager
Dawit Dagnew
Dawit Dagnew
Communication Officer
Joao Carvalho
Joao Carvalho
Event Manager
Florian Sora
Florian Sora
M&E Manager
Thierry Veys
Thierry Veys
Finance Manager
Our network

Discover BIC Africa

BIC Africa is a regional network that aims to support selected business incubators (BIs). It facilitates capacity building, helps BIs benefit from the exchanges and cooperation with other initiatives, improves the connection between European and African innovation hubs to develop international collaboration, explores business opportunities with European companies, and ensures the quality standards are respected in all supported incubators.

BIC Africa is commissioned by the European Union and implemented by EBN. The project will run from 2021 to 2025.


Latest news, projects & events

BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023 (#BICAfrica2023)

23 Sep. 23
Save the Date for the BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023 on Thursday 26th October, in-person in Nairobi, Kenya!
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BIC Africa successfully completed the 2023 Acceleration Programme for Women Entrepreneurs Programme  

21 Sep. 23
On the 12th of September, we wrapped up the BIC Africa Acceleration programme for women entrepreneurs 3rd cohort with an online event. 
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Reinforcing ongoing cooperation: official visit to the Business Incubation and Techno-Entrepreneurship Centre (BiTec), on the 17th and 18th of July  

14 Aug. 23

BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023

Nairobi, Kenya
26 Oct. 23  to  26 Oct. 23
Promoting shared learning, Driving innovative startups.
Save the Date for the BIC Africa Annual Gathering 2023 on Thursday 26th October, in-person in Nairobi, Kenya! 
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Meet the BIC Africa Online Acceleration Programme for Women Entrepreneurs 2023 Cohort

30 Jun. 23

The Union of the Comoros has officially joined the BIC Africa Regional Network through the APILE project.

19 Jun. 23

BIC Africa was represented at the Comoros Business Fair 2023 held in Moroni.

16 Jun. 23

BIC Africa will be represented at the BIK 2023 Business Fair in Moroni, Comoros from the 6th of June to the 8th of June 2023. 

31 May. 23
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