Acer for Education, a global division that brings innovative technologies to the schools of tomorrow, announced that it is ready to support local schools, teachers and students with the resources they need to continue impactful learning during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Acer Empowers Students and Teachers with E-Learning Tools amid COVID-19 Emergency

Kenyan marketplace platform now open for farmers in the continent 

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Kenyan marketplace platform now open for farmers in the continent

Awarded by Orange, this prize recognises technological projects with a positive impact that improve living conditions for populations in Africa and the Middle East.

Continue Reading Entries are open for the 10th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize

Entries are open for the 10th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize

DigiFarm, Safaricom’s agritech platform, has won the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO).

 

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Safaricom’s Digifarm scoops global mobile innovation award

The Mastercard Foundation has selected 12 fellows for its inaugural EdTech challenge that will benefit from support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent.

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Kenya’s startups dominate Mastercard EdTech challenge in Africa

Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank Fintech Challenge.

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Ecobank Group announces 2020 Edition of Fintech Challenge

Ricoh has created a solar panel capable of charging under indoor lights. Technically, the new panel is a solid-state, dye-sensitised solar cell that mimics the same photosynthesis process plants use to harness the sun’s energy to make glucose and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water.

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Ricoh creates world’s first commercial solar panel that charges under indoor light

MTN Cameroon, leader of the electronics communications sector in Cameroon, has announced the results of the Cameroonian edition of the MoMo Developer Hackathon Challenge 2019 competition launched in October 2019.

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MTN Cameroon rewards best MoMo startups

BITRI Chief Executive Officer Prof Shedden Masupe has unveiled a raft of new projects.


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BITRI supports Climate Smart Agriculture, other innovations

Integration of Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud and Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform enables automakers to accelerate the delivery of new connected car services worldwide.

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Ericsson and Microsoft team up for the next generation of connected cars

MTN Cameroon, leading telecommunications company in Cameroon, has announced that the startup, Innovative Clan (I-Clan), that it has been incubating since 2018, was a finalist at the Daikin– Samurai Incubate Ideathon Airtech Bootcamp Africa that just took place in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Innovative Clan, a startup incubated by MTN Cameroon distinguishes itself in Africa

OceanHub Africa is on a mission to inspire and support ocean-minded start-ups with the express aim of nurturing an environmentally conscious and profitable economy that effectively mitigates the effects of global warming as well as the overexploitation and pollution of the oceans.

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African Impact Accelerator Launched to Support Ocean Economy Innovation

Ghanaian – founded Farmerline’s proprietary software, Mergdata has been named by TIME magazine, to be among the 100 Best inventions of 2019. 

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Ghana’s Agritech firm Farmerline named among TIME’S 100 Best inventions of 2019

Smart Green Botswana Makeathon 2019, which was held at the University of Botswana, culminated in the building of not one, but two solar powered cars by students.

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Makeathon makes first ever solar powered car in Botswana

Financial inclusion took another step forward as local start-up, uKheshe, South Africa’s cheapest and most convenient QR cash card and micro transaction platform, won the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa competition.

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uKheshe wins Global Fintech Hackcelerator @ Southern Africa

Orange has inaugurated its new concept of a place entirely dedicated to innovation, an “Orange Digital Center” in Dakar.

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Orange opens Digital Center in Dakar

Leading international retail solutions company, Smollan and DYDX, a global product and service design practice, partnered to deliver an innovative solution for the informal market that could both change how FMCG products are sold and reduce the use of single-use plastics.

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Smollen and DYDX transforming informal retail

The shortlist of South Africa’s premier Machine to Machine (M2M) app development competition has been revealed.  

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2019 MTN Business IoT Conference & Awards finalists announced

The Botswana Innovation Hub has again announced the recipients of the Botswana Innovation Fund Second Call for proposals.

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Innovation Fund winners unveiled

The Botswana Innovation Hub, an impressively ambitious IT institution, has seen meteoric growth from the date of its inception many seasons ago.

Continue Reading BIH touts private sector involvement

BIH touts private sector involvement

A host of life-changing innovations were highlighted at the lively Awards Ceremony, which marked the close of four busy days of showcasing, networking and debates at ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest.

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ITU Telecom World 2019 highlights tech innovations improving lives

3 start-ups winners have been awarded a 4-month residency in the new Nestlé R&D Accelerator for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nestlé announces the winners of the Sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

A 26-year-old inventor of a Science Set, Charles Ofori Antipem, has been adjudged the ultimate winner of MTN Heroes of Change Season 5.

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Young science set inventor wins MTN Heroes of Change Season 5

With an ambitious $100M venture fund, a new acceleration program, a web series on the way, and the Seedstars World competition undergoing, Seedstars continues to be a driving force for entrepreneurship in the region, with all endeavours leading up to the Seedstars Summit Africa. 

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4th Seedstars Africa Summit to be staged in Johannesburg, SA

The SA Innovation Summit, taking place from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2019 at the Cape Town Stadium, will bring over 3500 delegates from 32 countries together to facilitate more than R1bn in deals between investors and start-ups representing the future of innovation.

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Biggest African gathering of entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders comes to SA

Three students from Kenyatta University (KU) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) universities are the winners of this year’s #MyLittleBigThing SDG’s Innovation Challenge.

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#MyLittleBigThing SDGs Innovation Challenge winners named

Self-taught coder develops model for diagnosing breast cancer; looks to solve some of the continent’s biggest challenges and inspires youth across the continent as Africa Code Week Youth Ambassador for 2019.

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Young Ghanaian innovator shows Africa’s future lies in its talented youth