A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience

Oguamanam, C., & de Beer, J. (2017). A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience. (Open AIR Working Paper 8). Ottawa: Open AIR.

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-34

28 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last revised: 5 Sep 2017

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Chidi Oguamanam

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: June 27, 2017

Abstract

This paper positions and critiques the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network as a unique cross-regional PPP research platform. It examines, on empirical and theoretical perspectives, the elements of the Open AIR project, including its core driving factors relevant to the development gap associated with IP and knowledge governance in Africa. The authors reflect on policy ramifications, practical lessons, and limitations of the cross-regional research partnership for not only advancing the sustainable development objective but also for expanding an understanding of PPPs in a context that is scarcely broached.

Keywords: open data, public private partnerships, Open AIR, development gap, sustainable development, cross-regional, knowledge governance, innovation

JEL Classification: K11, O3, O55, Q01

Suggested Citation

Oguamanam, Chidi and de Beer, Jeremy, A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience (June 27, 2017). Oguamanam, C., & de Beer, J. (2017). A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience. (Open AIR Working Paper 8). Ottawa: Open AIR.; Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2017-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2999921 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2999921

Chidi Oguamanam (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

Jeremy De Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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