INNOVATIONS

3rd Startup Knight competition to take place in SA

3rd Startup Knight competition to take place in SA

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.   Read More

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Arthur Goldstuck, Nadav Ossendryver and Mike Wronski of FusewareSchoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014. Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been ...
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Green accelerator programme launched in KenyaGreen accelerator programme launched in Kenya Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos have joined forces to launch an accelerator programme for ...
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 NCS tasks govt on R&D funding NCS tasks govt on R&D funding The Nigeria Computer Society has urged the Federal Government to increase funding of R&D.
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

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. »
Friday 12 Sep

Kenya to host a high level international discussion on ‘innovating in Africa’

Senior participants from the Kenyan private sector, the international business community, the Kenyan government, media and international institutions are set to join a high-level breakfast meeting organised by The Economist Events on September 30th at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.»
Thursday 11 Sep

Eric Leger with BMW, Chick shack

SOUTH AFRICA
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, held its epic Xperience Efficiency event for the first time in South Africa at the end of August 2014. »
Tuesday 9 Sep

Kenya’s BRCK ships over 600 devices

KENYA
Kenyan-developed modem-cum-router BRCK has shipped over 600 devices to 45 countries since it was launched with the goal of providing internet connectivity in off-grid rural areas.»
Tuesday 9 Sep

Tigo DRC to fund innovative social projects

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Tigo has, in partnership with Reach for Change, launched the second phase of a campaign aimed at funding social projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 7 Sep

Samsung brings its vision for the ‘Home of the Future’ to IFA 2014

Samsung CEO Boo-Keun Yoon says the consumer electronics industry needs to agree on open industry standards so that the future home can adapt to the unique needs of people.»
Friday 5 Sep

Technology Department launches Indicators Report

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Department of Research, Science and Technology has undertaken a survey to establish National Research and Experimental Development (R&D) indicators for the year 2012 – 2013.»
Thursday 28 Aug

World Panel Zambia launches solar chargers

ZAMBIA
World Panel Zambia Ltd has launched its durable World Panel solar panels, which charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug does. »
Tuesday 26 Aug

K-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation award

UGANDA
K-Free, a health solution app aimed at curbing and combating breast cancer through early detection, has won the prestigious 2014 Uganda Community Innovation awards organised by Orange Uganda in conjunction with Huawei Technology. »
Monday 25 Aug

Ghanaian partnership to battle Cholera, Ebola through tech

GHANA
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has partnered with mPedigree Network and PopOut to launch the PREVENT initiative, which looks to employ technology to crack down on fake and counterfeit medicines.»
Saturday 16 Aug

BMW electric car to be showcased at Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency event

SOUTH AFRICA
Schneider Electricwill be showcasing the BMW i3 electric vehicle at its prestigious Xperience Efficiency event in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26-27 August 2014. »
Wednesday 13 Aug

Rwandan incubator receives over 100 applications

RWANDA
Rwandan tech incubator think has received over 100 applications from nine countries, and is encouraging more ahead of the August 15 deadline.»
Monday 11 Aug

Infrastructure, connectivity key to Africa’s smart cities

Infrastructure and connectivity are key to achieving the Smart City vision, say WSP and Ruckus Wireless.»
Monday 21 Jul

Cognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer IT

Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT, according to Gartner.»
Monday 14 Jul

Botswana approves Innovation Fund

BOTSWANA
Botswana's parliament has approved a National Innovation Fund which will provide seed and early stage funding for technology based start-ups and ventures as well as established companies with viable innovation concepts.»
Monday 14 Jul

Innovation Hub introduces new offices

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has opened two new offices to services its wider clientele base. »

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

IN DEPTH

NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.