Adulai Bary is the Co-founder and CEO of InnovaLab (www.innovalab-gw.com): The pioneer
innovation accelerator located in Guinea-Bissau, with offices in Bissau. We focus on:
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, MENTORING & STARTUP INCUBATION, COWORKING SPACE, BUSINESS ACCELERATION and EXPERTISE CENTER.
Adulai Bary is graduated in computer method applied to business management with more than 6 years’ experience in Computer Engineering and Business Intelligence for Telecom. He speaks Portuguese, French, English, Creole and Fula.
NEF Ambassadors are the NEF’s young science and technology champions, one from each African country. By the end of 2017, on behalf of the entire NEF organization and there core of eminentscientists from around the world, Adulai Bary from InnovaLab have been selected as a 2017-19 Next Einstein Forum Ambassador for Guinea-Bissau among over 300 applications. The NEF Ambassadors are a key part of the growing NEF movement, showcasing global contribution and potential of scientists from Africa.
Guinea-Bissau in western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal,has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. Guinea-Bissau is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture, cashew nut exports, and foreign assistance. Two out of three Bissau-Guineans remain below the absolute poverty line. The legal economy is based on cashews and fishing. Illegal logging and trafficking in narcotics also play significant roles. The combination of limited economic prospects, weak institutions, and favorable geography have made this West African country a way station for drugs bound for Europe. Guinea-Bissau has substantial potential for development of mineral resources, including phosphates, bauxite, and mineral sands. Offshore oil and gas exploration has begun. The country’s climate and soil make it feasible to grow a wide range of cash crops, fruit, vegetables, and tubers; however, cashews generate more than 80% of export receipts and are the main source of income for many rural communities.
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