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Earlier this morning MTN Uganda officially named a panel of judges for its 2nd annual MTN Innovation awards. Following the judges, the telecom firm has finally released the full list of the nominees that will be exhibiting at the Shoprite Lugogo grounds where the finalists will be determined. The exhibition is open to the public to view the shortlisted entries and see the impact they are creating in society.

However, the winners will be announced at an event gala on 8th November, 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel – where winners in each of the 9 categories will walk away with an MTN Innovation Awards and a cash prize of USD$3000 (roughly 10 million UGX).

In a press statement, Mr. Olivier Prentout; the Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda, said; “We received more entries than we had anticipated, indicating that the country has got quite a number of technology innovations that have the potential to improve the well-being of people in society. We would like to congratulate the 45 entries that have made it to the next round.”

MTN Uganda believes that all hard-work needs to be rewarded. When innovators put in many hours, days, months, years to develop applications and it has an impact on society, they deserve to be recognized.

Below is the full list of the nominees:

1. Best Health Application

  • Mstock Solution (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)
  • Petograph (Global Preeclampsia Initiative)
  • PRISMS (Mbarara University / CAMTech Uganda)
  • MobiCare App (MobiCare Uganda)
  • M-feyti (Feyti limited)

2. Best Education Application

  • SomaAfrica (SomaAfrica Technologies SMC Limited)
  • MyChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
  • Kampala Smart School (Kampala Smart School)
  • Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)
  • Rays of Hope (K-Town Media)

3. Best Financial Services Application

  • MamboPay (MamboPay Limited)
  • Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
  • Mazima Retirement Plan (Mazima Voluntary Indvidual Retirement Benefits Scheme)
  • Cashbag (Sonet international Ltd)
  • Xente (Intelworld)

4. Best SME Application

  • Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
  • Qwicart (Qwicart Uganda Ltd)
  • KUFUNA Microfinance and SACCO Management Application (SIMTON Solutions)
  • Soko Ug (Abercom(U) technologies Ltd)
  • OneFortune (First Fortune Company Limited)

5. Best Agriculture Application

  • M-Voucher System (!nnovate More (U) Ltd)
  • M-Omulimisa (M-Omulimisa)
  • Agro Tracker (Agro Dynamics Limited)
  • Jaguza Livestock App (Afrosoft IT Solutions)
  • net (Mukwa Frame (U) Ltd)

6. Best Media & Entertainment Application

  • MunoWatch (MunoClub Co. Ltd)
  • PulseNews (Underscore Limited)
  • AppAbout (AppAbout Ltd)
  • Bujisports Uganda (Bujisoft Uganda)
  • Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)

7. Most Innovative Mobile App

  • Qwicart (Qwicart (U) Ltd)
  • 2ambale (2ambale)
  • myChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
  • TechSoln (Powell’s Code Labs)
  • Traffica (GreatMinds)

8. Outstanding Woman in Innovation

  • Ruth Nabembezi (Ask Without Shame)
  • Evelyn Namara (Innovate More Uganda)
  • Alwenyi Catherine Cassidy (Fund Africa Inc.)
  • Ann Mary Kusiima Otedor (Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development)

9. Innovation Achiever of the Year

  • Outbox (Richard Zulu)
  • The Innovation Village (CK Japheth Kawanguzi)
  • com (David Gonahasa)
  • Water For People (Osbert Atwijukye)
  • Trautbuck Project Uganda (Paul Vicent Kamba)
  • Home-made Helicopter (Thomas Sankara Bashaija)