Lessons learned from VIA Water: Insights into the innovation process

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Far from being straightforward, innovation is a challenging process that requires an open, flexible and experimental approach.

Having supported more than 60 innovations to develop novel solutions that address urban water challenges across eight countries in Africa, we have learnt that different skills and approaches are needed at each innovation stage. Understanding this process is important to successfully navigate the innovation landscape.

In this infosheet, we identify best practices and tips from the innovation process based on our experiences working with innovators in Africa. We hope that these insights guide innovators, practitioners and policymakers to get the most out of the innovation process.