INNOVATIONS

Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness

Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness

The 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

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Hundreds apply to be digital change-makersHundreds apply to be digital change-makers Over 400 young Ghanaians have responded to Tigo’s call to become ‘Digital Change-makers’.
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Magazine Reel wins second Safaricom Appwiz ChallengeMagazine Reel wins second Safaricom Appwiz Challenge A team of Egerton University graduates, who came up with a mobile-based web application that allows ...
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Developing businesses in emerging markets – Ampion Venture bus heads to TunisiaDeveloping businesses in emerging markets – Ampion Venture bus heads to Tunisia From December 14 to December 19 the final AMPION Venture Bus 2014 will embark on a ...
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Wednesday 3 Dec

New East African Innovation Lab to expand digital financial services

KENYA
MasterCard 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.»
Wednesday 3 Dec

Startup Weekend underway in Nairobi this week

Startup Weekend will take place on the 5th to the 7th of December at the Nairobi Garage. »
Monday 1 Dec

Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2015

Schneider Electric has launched Go Green in the City 2015, the 5th edition of its international challenge for students. »
Saturday 29 Nov

Modisar Farm management system launched

BOTSWANA
The Botswana project that won the Orange Africa Social Venture Prize for Innovation was launched at a packed event at the Botswana Innovation Hub.»
Wednesday 26 Nov

Tigo extends deadline for applications for ‘digital change-makers’ competition

GHANA
Telecom operator Tigo Ghana, in partnership with Reach for Change, has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Change-makers’ competition.»
Monday 24 Nov

Literacy Bridge, UNICEF, ARM Unite on Talking Books project in Ghana

GHANA
Humanitarian 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.»
Thursday 20 Nov

New sustainable housing from Innovation Hub

BOTSWANA
Botswana 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.»
Thursday 20 Nov

2014 Orange Africa Prize goes to Botswana

BOTSWANA
The 2014 Orange Africa Social Venture Prize has this year been awarded to a Botswana-based ICT professional whose winning project, Modisar, has been vying for recognition for a couple of years. »
Wednesday 19 Nov

Microsoft drives local innovation in North Africa

MOROCCO
At 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.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Philips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshow

KENYA
Philips 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.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Gabon Cybercity wins foreign investors

GABON
Cybercity, a multi-billion ICT project located in the Mandji Island near the oil-rich city of Port-Gentil in Gabon, is reported to be becoming one of Central Africa’s top targets for foreign investors.»
Thursday 13 Nov

AfricaCom Awards 2014 winners announced

SOUTH AFRICA
The winners of the digital industry’s most anticipated Awards were announced at AfricaCom in South Africa last night.»
Wednesday 12 Nov

GHS60, 000 seed fund for Ghanaian digital entrepreneurs

GHANA
Tigo Digital Change-makers has begun the search for social entrepreneurs with digital solutions to improve the lives of children and society.  »
Tuesday 11 Nov

Accenture previews digital disruption

NIGERIA
Speaking at Oracle Day in Lagos, Accenture has outlined the digital transformations already taking place thanks to ICTs, and the ways in which technology will change lives in future.»
Thursday 6 Nov

MTN prepares to use its world-class network and technology to break the land speed record

MTN has once again commenced a series of test runs of its state of the art network built to support a land speed record attempt by the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (BSC).»
Tuesday 4 Nov

Tigo Ghana supports Ghanaian youths with Digital Change Maker programme

GHANA
Tigo has launched a new social entrepreneurship programme aimed at identifying and empowering young Ghanaians with innovative digital solutions to step forward and help address some of Ghana’s most pressing needs.»

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