INNOVATIONS

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 cohort announced

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 cohort announced

12 startups have been selected to participate in the third Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa accelerator programme. Read More

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Clean-Tech to develop national relevance in renewable energyClean-Tech to develop national relevance in renewable energy The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) through the Clean-Tech Centre, has started developing a nationally relevant renewable ...
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SAIS to pursue mining innovationSAIS to pursue mining innovation The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) demand driven supply chain incubation model project is seeking to ...
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Orange Senegal names D4D winnersOrange Senegal names D4D winners National development and population welfare took centre stage as Orange announced the winners of its big ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Tuesday 14 Apr

AIF announces nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa

AIF has shortlisted 10 nominees from a record 925 applications from 41 countries for the IPA 2015 award.»
Tuesday 7 Apr

Silicon Congo chooses four ICT entrepreneurs

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
Four tech entrepreneurs that were chosen last week by the first edition of Silicon Congo will go through an intense training programme to help them grow and prosper and make a significant impact in the ICT sector.»
Friday 13 Mar

Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016

Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report from IHS. »
Tuesday 10 Mar

BIH and SaiS bring Demola to Botswana

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has brought to the country, together with Southern African Innovation Support (SaiS) programme and Demola bring the Demola Collaboration in Southern Africa Workshop, to be held at the Lansmore hotel in the capital. »
Friday 6 Mar

Malawi uses ICT to promote public health messages in interactive radio drama campaign

MALAWI
Malawi has developed an innovative and highly successful interactive communications campaign in a quest to solve problems surrounding public health in the country. »
Tuesday 3 Mar

Malawi to advance technological innovations

MALAWI
Malawi’s government has launched a Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments report, to support technological innovation. »
Thursday 26 Feb

2015 Youth mHealth Innovation competition now on

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s 2015 mHealth Innovation Competition has been launched with much promise from those taking part to excel beyond limit. »
Tuesday 24 Feb

Elephant census not ready for drone technology

BOTSWANA
Elephants Without Borders, a Botswana conservation project which is bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has shelved the use of drone technology during future elephant census expeditions.»
Monday 23 Feb

Two African leaders unite to boost innovation on the continent

SOUTH AFRICA
The UCT Graduate School of Business and MTN have formed a multi-million rand partnership to catalyse sustainable innovation in emerging markets.»
Friday 20 Feb

Silicon Congo project to boost ICT entrepreneurship

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
ICT entrepreneurs in Congo Brazzaville have been given a platform to take off, grow and prosper by Silicon Congo, a new project launched early this week in the capital Brazzaville by the BantuHub Foundation.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Africa 118 launches online business directory

UGANDA
You can now find local services in Uganda at the click of the button, with the launch of Africa 118’s online directory.»
Thursday 12 Feb

CRAN, LS telcom use remote aircraft to audit remote broadcast sites

NAMIBIA
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and LS telcom have performed audits of 25 broadcast transmission sites using remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), which include a measurement and sensor system as well as a camera onboard.»
Monday 9 Feb

Agriculture startups stand to win $50,000 each in seed funding

KENYA
Innovators have two weeks left to apply for an accelerator programme for agriculture in East Africa. »
Thursday 5 Feb

Airtel, UP Magazine to award key change-makers

KENYA
Airtel has partnered with UP Magazine to launch a first of its kind awards to reward innovative elements in Kenyan society.»
Wednesday 4 Feb

MasterCard launches $50m fund to boost rural financial services

IVORY COAST
The MasterCard Foundation has launched a US$50 million challenge fund to improve the lives of smallholder farmers by enabling businesses to begin or expand financial services in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.  »
Monday 2 Feb

App for disabled children reaches Ericsson Innovation Award semi-finals

SENEGAL
Team Handi’Educ from Senegal has emerged a semi-finalist in the Ericsson Innovation Awards representing sub-Saharan Africa. The innovative team, comprising three engineering students, developed an educative web/mobile application to support handicapped children in a learning environment.»

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IN DEPTH

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

ICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU

Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...