INNOVATIONS

Dr. Obote College School innovation wins e-Lab

Dr. Obote College School innovation wins e-Lab

An innovative automatic poultry feeding technology has enabled Dr. Obote College School to win the 2014 Science and Technology innovations Challenge (STIC). Read More

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MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa MTN has joined three leading global technology companies as sponsors of this year’s AMPION Venture ...
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Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underwayMinisterial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the ...
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Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed recordSamsung Electronics sets 5G speed record Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

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.»
Saturday 11 Oct

MainOne partners with Lagos Garage

NIGERIA
MainOne has signed a deal with Lagos Garage, ensuring that the 440.ng startups will have all the high-speed internet they need to build and ship their products. »
Thursday 9 Oct

Lenovo Innovation Centres to bridge university tech divide

SOUTH AFRICA
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Lenovo, the world’s No.1 PC vendor, will launch South Africa’s first Lenovo Innovation Centre; a state of the art walk-in centre aimed at increasing the University’s interactivity with the latest technology.  »
Monday 6 Oct

Ampion Venture Bus extends deadline

GHANA
The Ampion Venture Bus has extended its deadline to capture brilliant West African Tech Developers.»
Friday 3 Oct

Philips, PET to commercialise Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialise a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor.»
Thursday 2 Oct

KPMG: ‘disruptive trio’ to have greater impact

3-D printing, Internet of Things and biotech/healthcare IT are gaining momentum as top disruptive technologies, says KPMG.  »
Wednesday 1 Oct

African startups fast-tracked by Microsoft’s second round of innovation grants

KENYA
Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. »
Monday 29 Sep

iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

KENYA
An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. »
Monday 29 Sep

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.»
Thursday 25 Sep

Microsoft 4Afrika announces AfriLabs ‘Collaboration Challenge’

Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs to increase knowledge sharing across the hub network in Africa and spur innovation. »
Tuesday 23 Sep

3rd Startup Knight competition to take place in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Byte Orbit has launched the third edition of its annual Startup Knight competition, which the company says aims to empower aspiring tech entrepreneurs in South Africa and offers the winner ZAR250,000 (US$22,000) in prizes.  »
Wednesday 17 Sep

Schoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014.

SOUTH AFRICA
Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been awarded for building his wildlife sightings service into the most viewed YouTube channel based in South Africa.  »
Monday 15 Sep

Green accelerator programme launched in Kenya

KENYA
Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos have joined forces to launch an accelerator programme for green entrepreneurs, looking to help these entrepreneurs scale their innovations across Africa.»
Monday 15 Sep

NCS tasks govt on R&D funding

NIGERIA
The Nigeria Computer Society has urged the Federal Government to increase funding of R&D.»
Monday 15 Sep

Botswana to play part in SKA project

BOTSWANA
Botswana has confirmed its participation in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Radio Astronomy project. »

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