The largest Nordic business network with focus on trade and investments in Africa

AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK comply with UN Sustainable Development Goal nr. 17 “Partnerships”

“Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”




“In order to do succesful business in Africa – It´s about knowing the right people”


Nordic businesses think sustainablity in the business



In 2019 we will facilitate various sectoral clusters focusing on business in Africa. We will have 4-5 meetings in each cluster a year. We kindly invite companies to join our AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK business clusters within the following industries;

  • Healthcare 
  • FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)
  • ICT
  • Logistic and infrastructure



AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK (AIN) is the largest and most well-renowned business network for Nordic interests in Africa, with a minimum of four annual seminars and various business meetings at the African Embassies in the Nordic countries. The thematic seminars includes relevant topics and interesting business cases. Members include companies from all sectors, educational institutions, funding institutions resident ambassadors, organisations, and various trade associations, UN Organisation and NGOs. In 2017 we established AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK in Finland and in 2018 we have started up AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK in Sweden. This makes AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK by far the largest Nordic business network with focus on investments, trade and sustainable business in Africa.

AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK is a private and independent business network based on yearly membership. Annual memberships of AIN costs EURO 3,000 (ex. VAT) for large companies, EURO 2,000 (ex. VAT) for medium sized companies and EURO 1,000 (ex. VAT) for small companies and organisations, covering 2 persons from the same company/organisation participating in all seminars and business meetings. Membership of AFRICA INNOVATION  NETWORK gives access to any seminar or business meeting we arrange and facilitate all over the Nordics.



AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK presents a wide range of topics relevant for companies that are doing or wish to do business in the African region. We facilitate 4-5 seminars and a number of business- and roundtable meetings, focusing specifically on the daily challenges of doing business in Africa in the Nordic countries where we operate. Furthermore we facilitate workshops, guided tours, country visits, educational modules. From 2019 we facilitate a number of sector business clusters, starting with healthcare, ICT, FMCG and logistic/infrastructure. 

We also faciliate various business and networking meetings in cooperation with the African embassies present in the Nordic countries.

AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK is hosted by Nordekon Consultancy Company – the leading Nordic consultancy company in how to do business in Africa.




At AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK, we are now embarking on the most ambitious network strategy building bridge between Nordic and African ecosystems, clusters, companies and organisations. We invite existing ecosystems, clusters, investors, companies and local partners in 10 selected African countries to become part of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK locally. The work has already begun and in 2020 we will see the first up and running versions of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK locally in Africa. The AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK agenda in all 10 African countries is “How to do business in the Nordics” and we hereby create the most ambitious bridge between companies, institutions and ecosystems in the 10 selected African countries and the Nordics. This is a call to private partners, impact investors, ecosystems, clusters, companies and organisations in Africa, to partner up with AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK and to be part of this ambitious networking strategy and Nordic-African movement. 


Video: The 10 richest African countries in 2017 (GDP)

Video: We have compiled some of the best pictures throughout the last 6 years in AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK 

Advantages for Members

Knowledge sharing

Meet companies already operating in Africa and get valuable information about how to do business in Africa 

Discuss business

Discuss business opportunities in Africa with potential clients, partners, authorities, organisations and diplomats 

Gateway to diplomacy

Meet the African diplomats resident in the Nordics and learn more about the local political agenda in the African countries  


It´s about knowing the right people when doing business in Africa. Meet the right people with the competences you need for scaling up your business in Africa. 

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Our Partners

We carry out seminars, conferences, round table meetings and business & networking meetings at the African embassies in the Nordics

AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK is facilitated by Nordekon ApS
– the leading Nordic consultancy company in how to do business in Africa

Contact us for further information:
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CEO in Norway:
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