LEAP Innovation Support by AGS Programme puts ​together the bright minds of entrepreneurs, students and researchers to create new or improved products and ​services. The facilitated process brings together different perspectives from Zambia and Finland, with the intention ​of designing sustainable, innovative solutions to serve the Zambian market.

We believe that great ideas are born when people from diverse backgrounds interact and ideate in a safe, ​supporting environment.

Innovations from universities rarely come to fruition due to lack of business skills. LEAP offers a new way for academics and businesses to work together, commercialise innovations and share knowledge. It does this by drawing knowledge ​from two diverse pools of expertise; Zambia and Finland.

Share, listen, discover, build and LEAPfrog your business.

Women-led enterprises, female students and researchers are particularly encouraged to reach out!

LEAP is implemented in partnership with the National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) of Zambia.


Are you a registered Zambian business?

Are you based in Lusaka, Copperbelt ​or North-Western Province?

Do you operate in one of the AGS focus sectors?​

  • Agribusiness
  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy​
  • Circular Economy
  • Mining
  • (Cross-cutting: ICT and Education)​​

Are you ready to take a LEAP?

Please note that the application period for LEAP is currently not open.