Development cooperation ,11.07.2018

Support to Tanzanian innovation system, TANZIS


The development objective of TANZIS Programme is in line with the national development strategies of the Government of Tanzania the promotion of economic development and reduction of poverty. The Programme will aim at enhancing national innovation system contributing to Tanzanian companies’ improved competitiveness and access to new markets and creation of new jobs in the country. The programme aims at increased innovation through funding, capacity strengthening and networking. Direct beneficiaries of the Programme are COSTECH, various innovation training and support organizations such as business incubators, pre-incubators and innovation spaces, Living Lab activities, innovation and business programmes of the universities and other innovation support organizations and entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations and communities developing innovations. Previous TANZICT project was carried out during 2011-2017, and it supported the revision of the national ICT policy and development of national innovation ecosystem. The most important results were development of business incubators in different parts of Tanzania and development of entrepreneurship and innovation training methodology as part of University of Iringa’s activities. TANZIS will utilize the good results gained during TANZICT in developing innovation activities. Finland's support to the TANZIS Programme is 8,95 million euros during 2019-2022.

Funding decision  11.07.2018

250 000 €

Field of activity

  • Business support services and institutions 60%
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development 30%
  • Multisector education/training 10%

Special target group

  • women

Funding channel

Tansanian valtiovarain ja taloudellisten asioiden ministeriö



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