ISTG promotes STEM education & innovation in the US and abroad mainly in Africa.

ISTG – The Innovative Science & Technology Group – is a Chicago-founded non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to the advancement of science and technology in underserved communities primarily within the US and Africa.

ISTG’s goals include to: (1) increase the STEM participation of traditionally underrepresented African STEM groups (such as girls, women, rural populations and economically disadvantaged populations); (2) create and implement the development of U.S.-sponsored Africa-centric science programs and initiatives, geared towards the promulgation of science and technology literacy throughout Africa and the advancement of scientific research and development within African and US urban educational institutions, with the potential of subsequent product development; and (3) promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the US and abroad, namely Africa.

ISTG’s initiatives include:

ISTG’s online publications SISTEM and ViewPoints

ISTG’s online publications SISTEM and ViewPoints features exceptional individuals and institutions who contribute to innovation and social welfare as they pertain to the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in underrepresented STEM communities in the US and abroad, namely Africa.



Location USA
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, EdTech, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Healthcare, HealthTech, Import and export, Internet, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling