INNOVATIONS

IBM Research Lab opens in South Africa

IBM Research Lab opens in South Africa

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. Read More

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Regional Technology Commercialisation Centre status beckons for BIH Regional Technology Commercialisation Centre status beckons for BIH Botswana Innovation Hub Chief Executive Officer Alan Boshwaen has signed an MoU which will see BIH ...
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Financial services sees AI as both opportunity and threatFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a ...
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Airtel, Global Peace Foundation reach out to students with innovation boot campAirtel, Global Peace Foundation reach out to students with innovation boot camp Airtel, a leading mobile service provider in Kenya and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) will be ...
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Tuesday 16 Aug

Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies three key trends

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2016 reveals three distinct technology trends that are poised to be of the highest priority for organisations facing rapidly accelerating digital business innovation.»
Sunday 14 Aug

PIVOT East announces call for applications

KENYA
The organising team of PIVOT East has officially announced the open call for applications for the PIVOT East 2016 edition.»
Friday 12 Aug

Gartner: wearables a $61.7 billion revenue opportunity by 2020

Gartner has published a Q and A looking at the top 10 wearable technologies for 2017 and 2018. »
Thursday 11 Aug

Stanford Seed Entrepreneurs join top Silicon Valley business leaders at Global Summit

NIGERIA
Afolabi Abiodun, CEO of Nigeria-based telecommunications company SB Telecoms, couldn’t quite believe his eyes as he stood on Stanford University’s bustling Silicon Valley campus recently. »
Thursday 4 Aug

Ericsson’s AHUB aims to bridge Africa’s Digital Divide

Ericsson has returned as lead sponsor of the AHUB at AfricaCom in Cape Town, bringing together more than 500 tech innovators and the business community to share ideas and opportunities.»
Friday 22 Jul

Aquila's first flight: A milestone toward connecting billions of people

Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places.»
Monday 18 Jul

DEMO Africa releases final 30 list

SOUTH AFRICA
Demo Africa, the continent's premier launch pad for emerging technologies and trends has released the list of its final 30 startups that will launch at this year’s DEMO Africa conference in Johannesburg.»
Monday 18 Jul

Etisalat Prize for Innovation announces 2016 call for entries

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria has announced call for entries for the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for Innovation.»
Thursday 7 Jul

These Hands champion grassroots innovation

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub continues to nurture grassroots innovations and advance the ‘Made in Africa’ theme of the recent Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016 that heralds a message of enterprise and prosperity for African innovators. »
Thursday 7 Jul

Africa Innovators list released ahead of summit

KENYA
Quartz Africa has released its second annual Africa Innovators list, which includes technology executives and entrepreneurs from 14 African countries.»
Sunday 3 Jul

First-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludes

SOUTH AFRICA
Ten fintech companies have concluded the first-ever Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Africa.  »
Wednesday 29 Jun

Ericsson and King’s College London demonstrate 5G tactile robotic surgery

Ericsson and King’s College London will be demonstrating a 5G use case of tactile robotic surgery at 5G World 2016 in London on 29-30 June.»
Wednesday 29 Jun

Boshwaen wants to leave “innovation legacy”

BOTSWANA
Having successfully brought the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) event to Botswana, BIF’s Allan Boshwaen has set his sights on the completion of the BIH Science Park.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Agon wins IPA prize

BOTSWANA
Benin is this year’s winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016. The winner, Dr. Valentin Agon, who was pitted against nine other nominee, is the first person from Benin to grab the coveted prize.  »
Monday 27 Jun

AIF launches commemorative book

BOTSWANA
The African Innovation Foundation (IAF) has launched its first book, SEED, to celebrate the organisation’s ten year existence. »
Friday 24 Jun

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
GE has officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg, a first for GE in Africa.»

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Financial services sees AI as both opportunity and threatFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat

Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a new survey assesses the impact artificial intelligence will have on this sector.

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Access and Use of ICT stats releasedAccess and Use of ICT stats released

Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.