INNOVATIONS

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

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

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MTN Ghana Foundation promotes young technology entrepreneurs MTN Ghana Foundation promotes young technology entrepreneurs MTN Ghana Foundation, in partnership with Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center (GMIC), has launched an ICT Business ...
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IPA 2016 awards and exhibition in Gaborone             IPA 2016 awards and exhibition in Gaborone Botswana Innovation Hub in collaboration with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the African ...
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Boshwaen new President of IASP Africa Division Boshwaen new President of IASP Africa Division Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH)’s Chief Executive Officer Alan Boshwaen is the new President of the ...
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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.»
Monday 9 May

10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

BOTSWANA
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). »
Monday 2 May

UN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologies

TANZANIA
The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE.»
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. »

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.