INNOVATIONS

 Kenswitch unveils system for instant cash transfers

Kenswitch unveils system for instant cash transfers

Kenswitch Ltd has launched a system that will allow users to transfer cash between banks registered on its shared network on a real-time basis. Read More

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Africa’s technology hubs on the rise – VPAfrica’s technology hubs on the rise – VP The vice president of Botswana says innovation hubs play an important role in boosting science and ...
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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists announcedInnovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists announced The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa ...
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Connected Africa winners recognisedConnected Africa winners recognised Google has presented awards to the five top entrants in its Connected Africa competition. 
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Sunday 6 Apr

Pivot East nurtures promising startups

KENYA
Pivot East, an innovative mobile web competition geared towards nurturing the growing ICT talent in East Africa, is providing an ideal platform to grow mobile web startups.»
Monday 24 Mar

Three African cities to benefit from IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants

KENYA
Mombasa County in Kenya, Durban in South Africa and Abuja in Nigeria have been picked for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant.»
Monday 24 Mar

Google, LG to unveil Android watch

KENYA
Soon tech-savvy Kenyans with passion for the Android operating system will be able to wear a wrist watch that does more than tell time and date.»
Friday 21 Mar

Philips to establish Research and Innovation Hub in Kenya

KENYA
Royal Phlips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, to be the centre for developing innovations “in Africa - for Africa” .»
Thursday 13 Mar

Rwanda, World Bank host science, technology forum

RWANDA
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank are co-hosting a high-level forum on Higher Education for Science, Technology and Innovation in Kigali this week.»
Wednesday 5 Mar

Twinpine showcased at MWC14

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Twinpine Mobile Advertising Network showcased its technological capacity at the MWC14.»
Friday 21 Feb

Government commits to ongoing Konza City support

KENYA
Kenya’s Principal Secretary, Ministry of information, Communications and Technology, Mr. Joseph Tiampati, has given the assurance of the government’s commitment in sustaining the construction of Konza Technology City.»
Tuesday 18 Feb

Kenya goes hi-tech in anti-poaching war

KENYA
Kenyan wildlife authorities are bringing in advanced technologies to protect endangered wildlife from poachers.»
Tuesday 18 Feb

Smart Home Revenues to reach $71 billion by 2018

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that revenues generated from Smart Home services are set to reach a global market value of $71 billion by 2018, rising from $33 billion last year.»
Wednesday 12 Feb

MTN partners with Ghana Multimedia Incubator Center

GHANA
MTN Ghana Foundation has signed a partnership agreement with Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center (GMIC) to sponsor a business incubation project targeted at final year tertiary students. »
Wednesday 12 Feb

MoboFree gets growth funding from eVentures Africa Fund

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s MoboFree has raised significant growth funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) in order to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra, start new offices in East Africa.»
Monday 10 Feb

African students sign up for Go Green challenge

Students from Engineering and Business Schools, Master's and MBA Programmes in Africa have until 15 February to sign up for the Go Green challenge. »
Saturday 8 Feb

IBM fuels innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa

MOROCCO
IBM is further expanding its operations across Africa with the opening of two new IBM Innovation Centers in Lagos, Nigeria and Casablanca, Morocco. »
Thursday 6 Feb

GeoM surveys Angolan overhead power lines

ANGOLA
South African company GeoM has completed an aerial survey project of overhead power lines in Angola, using a helicopter mounted high-speed laser scanner.»
Thursday 6 Feb

IBM Project Lucy brings Watson to Africa

NIGERIA
IBM’s new $100m ‘Project Lucy’ heralds a new era of data-driven development in Africa.»
Monday 3 Feb

4Afrika to fast track five startups

KENYA
Microsoft 4Afrika has launched its innovation grant programme to fast-track African startups, with five named as the first recipients.»

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Further African expansion for Phoenix

Phoenix Distribution, a leading broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East ...