INNOVATIONS

Hospitium brings 7D cinema to Botswana

Hospitium brings 7D cinema to Botswana

Hospitium, a 100 percent youth owned entertainment company, is changing Botswana’s cinema landscape by ushering in the 7D cinema experience. Read More

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Global Tech Investor Techstars selects its first company from East AfricaGlobal Tech Investor Techstars selects its first company from East Africa US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within ...
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DStv Eutelsat Star Awards winners namedDStv Eutelsat Star Awards winners named Students from Ghana and Zimbabwe have scooped top honours at 5th edition of DStv Eutelsat Star ...
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BIH Science, Technology Park opening in 2016BIH Science, Technology Park opening in 2016 The Innovation Hub conceived Science and Technology Park, which is being constructed on the fringes of ...
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Sunday 24 Jan

Nigerian students in electric car crowdfunding drive

NIGERIA
A group of Mechanical Engineering students from the University of Lagos has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support development of a zero-emission automobile built to reduce global warming.»
Thursday 21 Jan

Government upbeat about hosting the IPA awards

BOTSWANA
Botswana is celebrating 50 years of independence in September this year and the pronouncement that the country is going to host the the 5th Innovation Prize for Africa event in Gaborone in the same year is a welcome development. »
Wednesday 20 Jan

Innovation Prize for Africa 2016 comes to Botswana

BOTSWANA
Botswana has won the bid to host the fifth annual Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). IPA is a landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), whose purpose is to increase the prosperity of Africans by catalyzing the innovation spirit in Africa. »
Friday 15 Jan

SEACOM extends support for innovation and incubation hubs in East Africa

UGANDA
SEACOM has extended its support of Uganda’s technology incubation hubs by providing high speed internet (20mbps) connectivity to Hive Colab and Outbox. »
Tuesday 5 Jan

Volvo Cars, Ericsson developing intelligent media streaming for self-driving cars

Volvo Cars is looking ahead to when its drivers can sit back and enjoy free time in their car on the daily commute.»
Friday 18 Dec

BITRI sets new research targets

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is already looking into 2016 with a cocktail of new research projects that will set apart the institution as the leader in innovation in the country. »
Friday 18 Dec

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

BOTSWANA
FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up, has won the first prize in the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge, valued at 10,000 euros.»
Tuesday 15 Dec

Royal Click to connect municipalities with the people

BOTSWANA
Royal Click has come up with an innovative application that helps local authorities and residents solve issues that affect them on a daily basis. »
Monday 14 Dec

Asos launches MyGiftArena to simplify voucher usage

NIGERIA
Asos Technologies Limited (Asos), has launched 'MyGiftArena' vouchers, a service that provides hassle free options of giving out gifts.»
Friday 11 Dec

Facebook brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

African developers working to deliver apps, websites and services for education and economic empowerment stand to win $150,000 awards in two categories.»
Wednesday 9 Dec

10 hot consumer trends for 2016

Ericsson ConsumerLab's report on the 10 hottest consumer trends for 2016 and beyond finds that consumers believe artificial intelligence will soon enable interaction with objects without the need for a smartphone screen.»
Saturday 5 Dec

Samsung unveils Gear S2 in Kenya

KENYA
Samsung Electronics East Africa has announced the next evolution in wearable technology with the introduction of the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.»
Wednesday 2 Dec

WeChat Africa to invest R50 million in African tech startups

SOUTH AFRICA
WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations.»
Monday 30 Nov

First drone delivers Black Friday order in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Yudala, Nigeria’s composite online and offline retail chain, made its first delivery by drone when it successfully deployed a Black Friday order to a customer. »
Thursday 26 Nov

Gaborone to host inaugural Botswana Seedstars challenge

BOTSWANA
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startups, is coming to Botswana for the first time this week.»
Thursday 19 Nov

Airtime exchange app wins regional Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015

KENYA
Team Chura from Kenya has won first prize in the sub-Saharan Africa region for their app that allows airtime switch between mobile networks.»

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