INNOVATIONS

New York listed tech company partners with AlphaCode to boost financial innovation in Africa

New York listed tech company partners with AlphaCode to boost financial innovation in Africa

African incubator AlphaCode will provide Envestnet | Yodlee APIs to support financial innovation in Africa, enabling safe, secure, and reliable financial management solutions. Read More

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Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth CEOs in Africa are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do ...
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10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 201610 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016 The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the ...
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UN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologiesUN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologies The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World ...
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Monday 2 May

ITU Telecom World Awards to recognise ICT innovators

Innovative ICT solutions with positive social impact will be recognised and rewarded at ITU Telecom World 2016, the leading UN global technology event taking place this year in Bangkok, Thailand.»
Monday 25 Apr

Dimension Data, Cisco to protect rhino by tracking people

SOUTH AFRICA
In a bid to reduce rhino poaching in South Africa, Dimension Data and Cisco will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.»
Monday 4 Apr

Wheelo adjudged overall winners of MTN Apps Challenge Version 3.0

GHANA
Wheelo, a new Ghanaian App developed by three innovative students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was adjudged the overall winner of the MTN Ghana App Challenge Version 3.0 at a well-attended event held at MTN House in Accra. »
Wednesday 30 Mar

Students unveil fingerprint car starting module

UGANDA
It is often said that necessity is the mother of inventions and this may be deemed true with finger print motor starter, a new innovation from Uganda developed by software engineering students of Makerere University.»
Friday 18 Mar

WAITRO agitates for knowledge transfer into solutions

BOTSWANA
The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations (WAITRO) and African Research Organisations are meeting in Gaborone to chart a way forward that will see a transfer of technological knowledge into solutions for the improvement of lives.»
Tuesday 8 Mar

SA firm takes world first mobile biometrics console to Washington

SOUTH AFRICA
SA-based biometrics experts Ideco will travel to the US next week for the global launch of its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit, which it expects to take the identification world by storm.»
Sunday 6 Mar

Next Einstein Forum launches global call for a new era in science and technology in Africa

SENEGAL
The Next Einstein Forum has launched a global call for support for Africa’s scientific and technological emergence. »
Sunday 28 Feb

African Innovators stun 2016 Global Innovation Competition

GHANA
At the recent Global Innovation Competition awards staged in Accra, five young African innovators from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Mozambique were awarded with various cash prizes to help them to develop and implement their innovative idea to benefit their respective communities. »
Thursday 11 Feb

Hospitium brings 7D cinema to Botswana

BOTSWANA
Hospitium, a 100 percent youth owned entertainment company, is changing Botswana’s cinema landscape by ushering in the 7D cinema experience.»
Thursday 11 Feb

Global Tech Investor Techstars selects its first company from East Africa

KENYA
US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years.»
Thursday 11 Feb

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards winners named

KENYA
Students from Ghana and Zimbabwe have scooped top honours at 5th edition of DStv Eutelsat Star Awards organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat.»
Sunday 31 Jan

BIH Science, Technology Park opening in 2016

BOTSWANA
The Innovation Hub conceived Science and Technology Park, which is being constructed on the fringes of the Botswana Diamond Park and Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, is expected to be ready for use during the current year. »
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. »

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