INNOVATIONS

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

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. Read More

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DEMO Africa releases final 30 listDEMO Africa releases final 30 list Demo Africa, the continent's premier launch pad for emerging technologies and trends has released the ...
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Etisalat Prize for Innovation announces 2016 call for entriesEtisalat Prize for Innovation announces 2016 call for entries Etisalat Nigeria has announced call for entries for the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for Innovation.
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These Hands champion grassroots innovation     These Hands champion grassroots innovation Botswana Innovation Hub continues to nurture grassroots innovations and advance the ‘Made in Africa’ theme of ...
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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.»
Tuesday 21 Jun

MTN Ghana Foundation promotes young technology entrepreneurs

GHANA
MTN Ghana Foundation, in partnership with Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center (GMIC), has launched an ICT Business Incubation project aimed at supporting business incubation projects for fresh graduates in the ICT sector. »
Wednesday 15 Jun

IPA 2016 awards and exhibition in Gaborone

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) will host the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016 in Gaborone from 22nd to 23rd June, 2016.»
Thursday 9 Jun

Boshwaen new President of IASP Africa Division

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)’s Chief Executive Officer Alan Boshwaen is the new President of the IASP Africa division network. »
Monday 6 Jun

Reach for Change promotes problem solving on the Day of the African Child

GHANA
In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children.»
Friday 3 Jun

MEST seeks early-stage South African startups to fund

SOUTH AFRICA
The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) announces its formal expansion into South Africa and is now accepting South Africans into their next cohort, for the first time in the program’s history.»
Wednesday 1 Jun

Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018: Ericsson Mobility Report

Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018.»
Tuesday 31 May

IPA 2016 excitement mounts in Botswana

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), is all set to host the fifth edition of Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) in Gaborone on June 23. »
Wednesday 11 May

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

SOUTH AFRICA
African incubator AlphaCode will provide Envestnet | Yodlee APIs to support financial innovation in Africa, enabling safe, secure, and reliable financial management solutions.»
Tuesday 10 May

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth

RWANDA
CEOs in Africa are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do business on the continent, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda released at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali.»

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