OIITID has been founded in 2021 and has been legally registered as a non-for-profit organisation in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The creation of OIITID was stimulated by the lack of data and of evidence to inform policy in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in Côte d’Ivoire and the region. This void contrasts with the role given to entrepreneurship and innovation as the key drivers of jobs creation, economic growth and sustainable development.

The knowledge gaps limit the ability of local decision makers and development partners to monitor and assess the impacts of their investments in entrepreneurship and innovation on the creation of jobs and growth.

OIITID acts to close the knowledge gap with the objectives to inform and support the innovation policies and programs for sustainable change.


Research & local data on innovation

Culture of Innovation & monitoring 

Partnerships and co-creation for innovation

Policy awareness & advocacy for innovators