INNOVATIONS

Two startups win funding in FinTech for Agriculture 2015

Two startups win funding in FinTech for Agriculture 2015

Village Capital has announced the first winners of its innovative program, East Africa: FinTech for Agriculture 2015.  Read More

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think incubator welcomes four new tech start upsthink incubator welcomes four new tech start ups Tech incubator think today announced four new entrants to its incubator as part of a new ...
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KECOBO, Microsoft 4Afrika develop online IP registration systemKECOBO, Microsoft 4Afrika develop online IP registration system Innovators and developers are being encouraged to test a new prototype IP registration system developed by ...
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Minister encourages young innovators  Minister encourages young innovators Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has encouraged young innovators in Rwanda ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

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. »
Tuesday 14 Apr

SAIS to pursue mining innovation

BOTSWANA
The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) demand driven supply chain incubation model project is seeking to support innovation in mining companies to develop key components of the mining technology supply chain. »
Tuesday 14 Apr

Orange Senegal names D4D winners

SENEGAL
National development and population welfare took centre stage as Orange announced the winners of its big data ‘Data for Development’ Challenge Senegal.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

AIF announces nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa

AIF has shortlisted 10 nominees from a record 925 applications from 41 countries for the IPA 2015 award.»
Tuesday 7 Apr

Silicon Congo chooses four ICT entrepreneurs

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
Four tech entrepreneurs that were chosen last week by the first edition of Silicon Congo will go through an intense training programme to help them grow and prosper and make a significant impact in the ICT sector.»
Friday 13 Mar

Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016

Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report from IHS. »
Tuesday 10 Mar

BIH and SaiS bring Demola to Botswana

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has brought to the country, together with Southern African Innovation Support (SaiS) programme and Demola bring the Demola Collaboration in Southern Africa Workshop, to be held at the Lansmore hotel in the capital. »

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FEATURED STORY

IHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacityIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity

Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.

IN DEPTH

As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.