INNOVATIONS

New sustainable housing from Innovation Hub

New sustainable housing from Innovation Hub

Botswana Innovation Hub has unveiled a prototype Sustainable Housing unit that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people through its rapid deployment, solar renewable lighting, rain water catchment and use of local materials as value additions. Read More

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2014 Orange Africa Prize goes to Botswana 2014 Orange Africa Prize goes to Botswana The 2014 Orange Africa Social Venture Prize has this year been awarded to a Botswana-based ICT ...
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Microsoft drives local innovation in North AfricaMicrosoft drives local innovation in North Africa At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft has signed a new strategic ...
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Philips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshowPhilips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshow Philips is showcasing new solar powered home lighting systems and a unique fan driven cook stove ...
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Tuesday 18 Nov

Gabon Cybercity wins foreign investors

GABON
Cybercity, a multi-billion ICT project located in the Mandji Island near the oil-rich city of Port-Gentil in Gabon, is reported to be becoming one of Central Africa’s top targets for foreign investors.»
Thursday 13 Nov

AfricaCom Awards 2014 winners announced

SOUTH AFRICA
The winners of the digital industry’s most anticipated Awards were announced at AfricaCom in South Africa last night.»
Wednesday 12 Nov

GHS60, 000 seed fund for Ghanaian digital entrepreneurs

GHANA
Tigo Digital Change-makers has begun the search for social entrepreneurs with digital solutions to improve the lives of children and society.  »
Tuesday 11 Nov

Accenture previews digital disruption

NIGERIA
Speaking at Oracle Day in Lagos, Accenture has outlined the digital transformations already taking place thanks to ICTs, and the ways in which technology will change lives in future.»
Thursday 6 Nov

MTN prepares to use its world-class network and technology to break the land speed record

MTN has once again commenced a series of test runs of its state of the art network built to support a land speed record attempt by the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (BSC).»
Tuesday 4 Nov

Tigo Ghana supports Ghanaian youths with Digital Change Maker programme

GHANA
Tigo has launched a new social entrepreneurship programme aimed at identifying and empowering young Ghanaians with innovative digital solutions to step forward and help address some of Ghana’s most pressing needs.»
Sunday 2 Nov

AIF announces 30-day extension for the US$ 150 000 IPA 2015 award

AIF has announced 30-day extension for the US$ 150 000 IPA 2015 award for African innovators.»
Saturday 1 Nov

Techno Brain introduces SMS Passport Service

MALAWI
Techno Brain has designed, developed and installed a Bulk SMS System for PIS Passport status query for  the Malawi Government’s Immigration Department. »
Friday 31 Oct

BIH gets IASP full membership

BOTSWANA
The annual International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) General Assembly has bestowed full membership status on Botswana Innovation Hub.»
Thursday 30 Oct

Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie

Schneider Electric South Africa has set itself a target to create access to energy for 20,000 Africans by the end of this year. »
Wednesday 22 Oct

Dr. Obote College School innovation wins e-Lab

UGANDA
An innovative automatic poultry feeding technology has enabled Dr. Obote College School to win the 2014 Science and Technology innovations Challenge (STIC).»
Monday 20 Oct

MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa

GHANA
MTN has joined three leading global technology companies as sponsors of this year’s AMPION Venture Bus, which seeks to enable entrepreneurial talent in Africa to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology.»
Friday 17 Oct

Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway

MOROCCO
The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss boosting science and technology in Africa. »
Thursday 16 Oct

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Rwandan incubator think selects startups from four African countries

RWANDA
Tigo-owned Kigali-based technology incubator think has announced the first four companies selected for support, with the winners to be offered US$15,000 in funding, access to Tigo networks across Africa, mentoring and business development education.»
Monday 13 Oct

TA Telecom on mobile mission to map identity of Africa

KENYA
In what is described as the first Big Data project of its kind in Africa, TA Telecom's Nafsi anthropological survey is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.»

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