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Africa is a rapidly growing market. Already the world’s largest free trade area – boasting a 1.2 billion-person market today that’s predicted to reach around 1.7 billion by 2030 – it is currently experiencing a rapid expansion in city-led innovation in urban infrastructure development and service delivery.

Urban Links Africa has been established by the UK’s national centre of excellence for urban innovation, Connected Places Catapult, to identify the UK’s six best-in-class SMEs and partner them with their most impressive local counterparts in some of Africa’s most rapidly emerging cities:

   Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa
   Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu in Kenya

Whether you are a UK, South African, or Kenyan SME – or part of a local authority or community organisation in one of the currently designated cities – you can find out how to get involved here

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