INNOVATIONS

BMW electric car to be showcased at Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency event

BMW electric car to be showcased at Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency event

Schneider Electricwill be showcasing the BMW i3 electric vehicle at its prestigious Xperience Efficiency event in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26-27 August 2014.  Read More

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Rwandan incubator receives over 100 applicationsRwandan incubator receives over 100 applications Rwandan tech incubator think has received over 100 applications from nine countries, and is encouraging more ...
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Infrastructure, connectivity key to Africa’s smart citiesInfrastructure, connectivity key to Africa’s smart cities Infrastructure and connectivity are key to achieving the Smart City vision, say WSP and Ruckus Wireless.
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Cognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer ITCognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer IT Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Monday 14 Jul

Botswana approves Innovation Fund

BOTSWANA
Botswana's parliament has approved a National Innovation Fund which will provide seed and early stage funding for technology based start-ups and ventures as well as established companies with viable innovation concepts.»
Monday 14 Jul

Innovation Hub introduces new offices

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has opened two new offices to services its wider clientele base. »
Thursday 10 Jul

MTN unveils another Africa first cooling system

MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by unveiling Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System that will power its energy-hungry data centres.»
Thursday 3 Jul

Ericsson 5G delivers 5 Gbps speeds

Ericsson reports that it has already achieved speeds of 5 Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of the company’s pre-standard 5G network technology. »
Wednesday 2 Jul

Big firms challenged on talent development

KENYA
Kenyan businesses have been urged to use their expertise and set aside resources to train and equip young people to fit in the changing job market. »
Tuesday 1 Jul

App integration commonplace within five years

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018.»
Monday 30 Jun

Tracking chips to tame cattle rustling

KENYA
Pastoralists are set to benefit from a noble mode of taming cattle rustling in Kenya, with the introduction of an innovative electronic tracking chip to keep tabs on cattle.»
Monday 30 Jun

AfDB strategy focuses on human capital development across Africa

TUNISIA
The Board of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) says its new Human Capital Strategy for Africa paves the way for Bank investments in areas such as education, skills development, health, science and technology.»
Friday 27 Jun

Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub to monetise innovation in Africa

KENYA
Microsoft has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. »
Sunday 22 Jun

Groundbreaking technology bringing low vision and blind learners into the light

SOUTH AFRICA
Edit Microsystems will display their groundbreaking technology, which includes the BrailleNote Apex as well as a scanner that can convert printed text into braille, sound or electronic format, at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in South Africa.  »
Thursday 19 Jun

“Innovation” makes Public Service day celebrations theme

BOTSWANA
Botswana is hosting the 3rd Public service day commemorations this year, under the theme, “Innovating Public Governance for Sustainable Development” on the 19th and 20th June 2014 in Gaborone.»
Sunday 15 Jun

Innovation in Africa, for Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
Four of the brightest young minds in South Africa’s information technology sector collaborated at Saphila 2014 with the SAP Innovation Centre, to demonstrate what innovative technology can achieve in Africa.  »
Thursday 12 Jun

Kenyan entrepreneur turns e-waste to jewellery

KENYA
Two Kenyan entrepreneurs have formed an e-waste lab to turn e-waste into jewellery.»
Wednesday 4 Jun

Containerised data centre hits Ghanaian IT market

GHANA
Global Information Technology Solutions, says it has introduced the first-ever efficient containerised data centre onto the Ghanaian IT market. »
Tuesday 3 Jun

Ghana banks seek innovation

GHANA
The innovation and technological regeneration adventure is expensive and littered with challenges, but it is worthwhile embarking on it, Ghana-based banks believe.»
Monday 2 Jun

Wyzetalk looks at ambitious growth strategy as Clifftop Colony completes funding round

SOUTH AFRICA
Clifftop Colony Capital Partners has completed the Series A funding round of R8 million for African social business company Wyzetalk.»

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FEATURED STORY

Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric trains 50,000 in energy management

Schneider Electric has trained more than 50,000 people in energy management as part of its BipBop energy access programme.