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Date:12/12/2010

tatives strongly supported the need to increase knowledge flow and other recommendations. The group also formed a local steering committee to plan development of a life sciences innovation center. Since then, the local steering committee, MRC and partners have developed business and operational plans, land has been obtained, and next steps are being considered by the Tanzanian cabinet.

The proposed center would offer tenant space and serve as a business incubator and collaboration office. It will network with research institutions across Tanzania and operate a specialized seed fund to support promising, pre-commercial ideas.

"This innovation centre embodies a new approach," the authors say, "and involves bringing together for the first time in Tanzania science, business and capital under one roof to create a dynamic environment where scientific knowledge, the demands of the marketplace, and the realities of funders exist together."


Science-based health innovation in Rwanda: unlocking the potential of a late bloomer

Authors Kenneth Simiyu, Peter A. Singer, Abdallah S. Daar and Mike Hughes say Rwanda's indigenous science-based health product innovation system is under-developed due to the destruction of the country's scientific infrastructure and human capital during the 1994 genocide. What it has, though, offers examples of good practice.

Government policy, research institutes and universities, the private sector and NGOs are involved in health product innovation in Rwanda. And they say the country shows strong political will to support health innovation through both leadership and government policy. However, Rwanda has a weak scientific base and regulatory agency, and its nascent private sector is ill equipped to drive health innovation.

In addition, there are few linkages between the various actors in the country's health innovation system i.e. between research institutions, universities
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Contact: Terry Collins
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416-538-8712
McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health
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