Tag: innovation

Tech Era and Partners devote to create assistive technologies for persons with disability in Ghana

Tech Era, an award-winning tech non-profit based in Ghana has partnered with Dextra, a Canadian social enterprise and engineering company to create affordable assistive technologies for persons with disability with…

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Regional finalists for the MEST Africa Challenge 2019 announced!

MEST Africa announces the 50 companies chosen to compete in the regional finals of their second annual MEST Africa Challenge, the Pan-African pitch competition. The five regional winners will be…

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Techpreneur RoundUp – Rwanda invests in first smartphone factory

Rwanda invests in first smartphone factory Rwanda-based technology company Mara Corporation together with Rwandan government officials have announced the rollout of a factory to produce smartphones in Rwanda in addition…

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WHO launches Africa Innovation Challenge for health startups

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge, calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing health needs on…

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Meet the 27 year old Nigerian who is currently the highest paid robotics engineer in the world

Silas is the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company that fuses gaming, robotics and augmented reality. He is an engineer who graduated with First Class Honours from the…

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How Ghana’s IoT Network Hub is Building the Future of our Homes

The internet of things, or IoT, is changing how we live in this world, making our devices smarter and everyday tasks simpler. Unknown to some, there is a growing  network…

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The Future of Agriculture; Advances in Robotics and Sensing Technologies

A technological revolution in farming led by advances in robotics and sensing technologies looks set to disrupt modern practice. Over the centuries, as farmers have adopted more technology in their…

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The Woman Building Ghana’s Biggest Solar Farm

For more than a decade, one 48-year-old entrepreneur in Ghana has been quietly building up a multimillion-dollar oil and gas outfit called UBI Group. Salma Okonkwo is a rare woman to…

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6 ways the construction industry can build for the future

Over the past decade, digital technologies have transformed whole industries, ushering in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Social media platforms and on-demand streaming services from start-ups such as Facebook, Spotify and…

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Nigeria’s Publiseer Joins MIT’s Solve Global Challenges

Based in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Solve Global Challenges is a business incubator that promotes solutions from tech entrepreneurs. It does that with the aim of addressing…

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‘T Hacks’ Set to Kick off This Week With 30 Young Ghanaian Innovators

T Hacks is an event organized by VERY TEMPORARY LLC, an interdisciplinary group of individuals with a passion for promoting happiness and human expression of all kinds.   The 3…

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Ghana’s Fastest Rising Futurist With a Coat of Many Colors.

Kwame A.A Opoku a.k.a. Futurist Kwame is a Futurist and Founder of The Institute of Future Learning, Global Business Keynote Speaker, Tedx Speaker, Brand Architect, Public Speaking Coach, Serial Entrepreneur…

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‘Susu’ Goes Digital With Esusu

Susu — the age-old means of saving and collecting money through a partnership or savings club—has long been practiced throughout Africa and the Caribbean. But Abbey Wemimo, a Nigerian-born entrepreneur,…

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Uganda’s Brian Gitta wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for…

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HOSTRIVER launches Innovative Professional DIY Website Building Services for SMEs.

South African Internet solutions company, HOSTRIVER, today launched its Website Builder service – aimed at the Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) sector.  The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) website building platform affords SMEs…

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