INNOVATIONS

Techno Brain introduces SMS Passport Service

Techno Brain introduces SMS Passport Service

Techno Brain has designed, developed and installed a Bulk SMS System for PIS Passport status query for  the Malawi Government’s Immigration Department.  Read More

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BIH gets IASP full membershipBIH gets IASP full membership The annual International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) General Assembly has bestowed ...
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Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitieSchneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie Schneider Electric South Africa has set itself a target to create access to energy for 20 ...
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Dr. Obote College School innovation wins e-LabDr. Obote College School innovation wins e-Lab An innovative automatic poultry feeding technology has enabled Dr. Obote College School to win the 2014 ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Monday 20 Oct

MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa

GHANA
MTN has joined three leading global technology companies as sponsors of this year’s AMPION Venture Bus, which seeks to enable entrepreneurial talent in Africa to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology.»
Friday 17 Oct

Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway

MOROCCO
The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss boosting science and technology in Africa. »
Thursday 16 Oct

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Rwandan incubator think selects startups from four African countries

RWANDA
Tigo-owned Kigali-based technology incubator think has announced the first four companies selected for support, with the winners to be offered US$15,000 in funding, access to Tigo networks across Africa, mentoring and business development education.»
Monday 13 Oct

TA Telecom on mobile mission to map identity of Africa

KENYA
In what is described as the first Big Data project of its kind in Africa, TA Telecom's Nafsi anthropological survey is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.»
Saturday 11 Oct

MainOne partners with Lagos Garage

NIGERIA
MainOne has signed a deal with Lagos Garage, ensuring that the 440.ng startups will have all the high-speed internet they need to build and ship their products. »
Thursday 9 Oct

Lenovo Innovation Centres to bridge university tech divide

SOUTH AFRICA
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Lenovo, the world’s No.1 PC vendor, will launch South Africa’s first Lenovo Innovation Centre; a state of the art walk-in centre aimed at increasing the University’s interactivity with the latest technology.  »
Monday 6 Oct

Ampion Venture Bus extends deadline

GHANA
The Ampion Venture Bus has extended its deadline to capture brilliant West African Tech Developers.»
Friday 3 Oct

Philips, PET to commercialise Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialise a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor.»
Thursday 2 Oct

KPMG: ‘disruptive trio’ to have greater impact

3-D printing, Internet of Things and biotech/healthcare IT are gaining momentum as top disruptive technologies, says KPMG.  »
Wednesday 1 Oct

African startups fast-tracked by Microsoft’s second round of innovation grants

KENYA
Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. »
Monday 29 Sep

iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

KENYA
An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. »
Monday 29 Sep

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.»
Thursday 25 Sep

Microsoft 4Afrika announces AfriLabs ‘Collaboration Challenge’

Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs to increase knowledge sharing across the hub network in Africa and spur innovation. »
Tuesday 23 Sep

3rd Startup Knight competition to take place in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Byte Orbit has launched the third edition of its annual Startup Knight competition, which the company says aims to empower aspiring tech entrepreneurs in South Africa and offers the winner ZAR250,000 (US$22,000) in prizes.  »
Wednesday 17 Sep

Schoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014.

SOUTH AFRICA
Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been awarded for building his wildlife sightings service into the most viewed YouTube channel based in South Africa.  »

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COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie

Schneider Electric South Africa has set itself a target to create access to energy for 20,000 Africans by the end of this year. 

SAP accelerates shift to the Cloud with 41% revenue growth in third quarter

SAP has once again raised its revenue outlook, reporting broad market adoption of SAP HANA and its ‘Run Simple’ strategy validated.