INNOVATIONS

ITU beckons Nigerian innovators, SMEs

ITU beckons Nigerian innovators, SMEs

ITU Telecom World 2015 will be an opportunity for innovators in Nigeria to showcase their creative and business acumen. Read More

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MTN Cameroon launches mobile apps challengeMTN Cameroon launches mobile apps challenge MTN Cameroon has launched its MTN Innovation Challenge in Douala, to accelerate innovation among developers and ...
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Gaspard Twagirayezu Tigo launches Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition 2015 Tigo Rwanda, in partnership with non-profit organization Reach for Change, has launched the 4th edition of ...
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Samsung unveils SUHD TV in NigeriaSamsung unveils SUHD TV in Nigeria Samsung Electronics West Africa has introduced the world’s first Curved SUHD TV to Nigerian consumers ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Monday 13 Jul

Ugandan developer creates directory for Kampala Service Providers

UGANDA
A creative Ugandan developer has created an online service provider directory that provides vital contacts for major service providers around Kampala city.»
Monday 6 Jul

Diamond Bank CEO wins Best Digital Banker of the Year

NIGERIA
Diamond Bank Plc’s CEO, Uzoma Dozie, has won the Best Digital Banker of the Year award of the American Banker, Bank Technology News.»
Sunday 28 Jun

Two startups win funding in FinTech for Agriculture 2015

KENYA
Village Capital has announced the first winners of its innovative program, East Africa: FinTech for Agriculture 2015. »
Thursday 25 Jun

think incubator welcomes four new tech start ups

RWANDA
Tech incubator think today announced four new entrants to its incubator as part of a new think Accelerated program. »
Thursday 25 Jun

KECOBO, Microsoft 4Afrika develop online IP registration system

KENYA
Innovators and developers are being encouraged to test a new prototype IP registration system developed by Microsoft 4Afrika and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO).»
Sunday 21 Jun

Minister encourages young innovators

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has encouraged young innovators in Rwanda to be driven by passion.»
Friday 19 Jun

Botswana’s Tendekayi Katsiga makes 2015 Tech-I finalists

BOTSWANA
US President Barak Obama is expected to be a guest of honour at the2015 GIST Tech-I finalists event to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Botswana is being represented in the competition by Tendekayi Katsiga who managed to make it into the elite top 30 list. »
Friday 19 Jun

Online procurement system for East Africa goes live

KENYA
Kenyan IT start-up M-Tenders Systems has created East Africa’s first live online procurement system, www.m-tenders.com.»
Thursday 11 Jun

Standard Bank introduces a first in SA: smart watch banking

SOUTH AFRICA
Standard Bank today announced plans to embrace wearable technology, with the forthcoming release of its Apple Watch banking app in SA.»
Thursday 4 Jun

Solar innovation to solve water purification problems

ZIMBABWE
The recent Standard Bank Water 4 Africa challenge has awarded first prize of US$5,000 to the innovative MAJI 1200 water purification system. »
Monday 1 Jun

Fundi bots develops robots to irrigate Ugandan farms

UGANDA
An enterprising Ugandan youth has developed an automated irrigation system that helps busy farmers in monitoring and irrigating farms at the touch of a button.»
Friday 29 May

Over 200 applications for Safaricom Spark venture fund

KENYA
Over 200 Kenyan start-ups have submitted enquiries and applications for the Safaricom Spark Venture Fund, with applications now going into the short-list phase.»
Wednesday 27 May

Deaftronics and EmPowered nominated for Tech-I competition

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub has announced the nomination of two technology entrepreneurship start-up companies, Deaftronics and EmPowered as semi-finalists in the Technology Idea (Tech-1) 2015 competition. »
Thursday 21 May

Orange launches 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

Orange is issuing a call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize for innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent.»
Monday 20 Apr

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 cohort announced

KENYA
12 startups have been selected to participate in the third Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa accelerator programme.»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Clean-Tech to develop national relevance in renewable energy

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) through the Clean-Tech Centre, has started developing a nationally relevant renewable energy test bed facility within its premises at the park during the year. »

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