Stage set for Maker Faire Lagos
INNOVATIONS| Oct. 14, 2012, 9:17 a.m.
Innovators have only one day left to apply to exhibit at the 4th Maker Faire Africa, to be held in Lagos next month.
Maker Faire Africa, Lagos, will take place in Nigeria, from November 5-6th, 2012.
The event highlights innovation and creativity from individuals across the continent. The organisers say: “These innovators, artists and tinkerers will be exhibiting a fusion of the informal and formal; ideas, inventions, hacks and designs both low-tech & high-tech. From cuisine to machines, come see their re-imagining of products, exploration of novel materials, and original solutions for some of the continent’s most important challenges and opportunities.”
Those wishing to exhibit their projects at the event have until 15 October to apply. Exhibiting projects is free.
MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS
Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitivenessThe Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) which was born out of the merger between the Rural Industries Promotion Company (Botswana) (RIPCO-B) and Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) has been urged to build entrepreneurship. Read More
Hundreds apply to be digital change-makersOver 400 young Ghanaians have responded to Tigo’s call to become ‘Digital Change-makers’. Read More
New East African Innovation Lab to expand digital financial servicesMasterCard has announced the launch of MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion, a new initiative seeking to develop practical and cost-effective financial tools to expand access. Read More
Startup Weekend underway in Nairobi this weekStartup Weekend will take place on the 5th to the 7th of December at the Nairobi Garage. Read More
Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2015Schneider Electric has launched Go Green in the City 2015, the 5th edition of its international challenge for students. Read More
Tigo extends deadline for applications for ‘digital change-makers’ competitionTelecom operator Tigo Ghana, in partnership with Reach for Change, has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Change-makers’ competition. Read More
Literacy Bridge, UNICEF, ARM Unite on Talking Books project in GhanaHumanitarian technology company Literacy Bridge has announced a new multi-year partnership with UNICEF and ARM to deliver health education to 40,000 vulnerable people in Ghana, using Talking Book mobile devices. Read More
New sustainable housing from Innovation HubBotswana Innovation Hub has unveiled a prototype Sustainable Housing unit that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people through its rapid deployment, solar renewable lighting, rain water catchment and use of local materials as value additions. Read More
Microsoft drives local innovation in North AfricaAt this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft has signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy and introduced the first round of 50 women entrepreneurs to go through its Cloud Startup Academy. Read More
Philips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshowPhilips is showcasing new solar powered home lighting systems and a unique fan driven cook stove (Jiko) for rural and semi-rural areas during a roadshow in Kenya. Read More
FEATURED STORYPWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some
PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.