Solomon King Benge, often referred to as The King of Robotics, emerged the overall winner of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards. The round of applause that the guests gave him confirmed that he indeed deserved this win. Solomon King and the other 7 winners were awarded at a colorful event...
Over 400 delegates from over 40 countries, speaking more than 4 languages are attending the  5th annual Innovation Africa summit that kicked off yesterday at the Speke Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala. The high level Education and Technology summit started with an official government breakfast organized for selected delegates and...
As we continue to move toward a life of constant connectivity, there is no denying that wearable technology is the future of fashion. It only makes sense that we would want our clothes—like everything else— to interact with our devices. We have seen huge advancements in the market for tech-saavy...
For an ordinary weekend, Matthew aged 9 would be spending his time watching Television at home with his siblings, then doing some of his weekend homework, and then he’d play outside a little. Some weekends his family will go out to the mall for lunch or just grocery shopping...
Developed to address the problem of bringing light to remote parts of the developing world,  GravityLight is simply charged by a bag that is filled with around 9kg of material and hung from a cord below the light. As the bag descends, a series of gears inside the device translates...
KAMPALA – After a challenging 48hours of the most electrifying, inspiring and innovative idea generation, with sleep a distant memory for 18 hardworking teams, the innovators in the MTN App challenge this afternoon presented their results to a panel of judges in a well attended closing ceremony. The challenge was...
South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new mobile application which is accessible on iOs and Android mobile phones and tablets for its customers to make travelling information available to them on their fingertips. It gives customer access to view their booking information, check-in for a flight, find the status of...
Airtel and Warid introduced  smart internet plans that will see internet penetration spread deeper in the rural parts of Uganda. They have ensured that all their customers will be able to access internet all over Uganda wherever they are able to make a phone call. Customers to both net works...
Ugandan Young innovator and founder of innovex, Alvin Leonard Kabwama has landed a training deal with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research centre in Silicon Valley, USA. Kabwama, a graduate Electrical engineering from Makerere University will be joining researchers at Singularity University for a period of 8 weeks. The...
Patrick Kadama is the Service Delivery Partner at Mawazo Innovation Hub - a new tech and entrepreneurship incubator in Kampala. Mawazo is an initiative from NFT Consult in close proximity with the country’s biggest university - Makerere University. I had a chat with him to find out what Mawazo has...