The 6th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA2017) which took place in Accra Ghana from 17th to 18th of July 2017 came to an end with the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) awarding three more African innovators for their incredible innovations. Out of the total of over 2500 applications, 10 nominees were selected,...
Applications for Seedstars Uganda are now open. Uganda’s start-ups are invited to represent their country at the Summit and win up to USD 500,000 in equity investment. The global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets is returning in Uganda on 4 August this year. With the support of main sponsor...
Global pitching competition Seedstars World yesterday announced the names of the 12 startups that will pitch at its Maputo event to be held at the Standard Bank incubator at the city this Wednesday. “Standard Bank’s purpose is Africa our home and we drive her growth. To this end, technology is a...
Oxfam international through the Norvib Datalab project is set to gather innovators on a three-day system development contest in Kampala. Dubbed Hackathon for Development, the contest seeks to better household budget management across the world with Uganda as the main focus. “For poor citizens, good budget management is key to make...
Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday in a highly complex board game, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks, according...
Government through the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance has partnered with Technology giant, Huawei to launch an annual challenge aimed at boosting and supporting Technology innovators in the country. Dubbed 'Seeds for the Future', the challenge will pit different innovators in the field of ICT, from which successful ones...
Ugandan innovation, the Health Access Connect (HAC) has been named the winner of ViiV Healthcare Connecting to Clinic Positive Action Challenge. The challenge is crafted to encourage new approaches to solving specific but common problems in HIV that limit health, opportunity and rights. Positive Action Challenges are meant to connect experts...
Mozilla announces the launch of its global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, a competition which invites contributions on ways to provide unfettered access to the open Internet for anyone across the globe. As part of its initiative, Mozilla is asking entrepreneurs, designers, researchers and innovators to propose creative and scalable ideas...
Kenya ICT Authority has sponsored the five Kenyan Startups who were among the 30 DEMO Africa 2016 finalist, of which Uganda sent only one startup - LipaMobile. The five Kenyan start-ups are Boresha Ltd, Ujuzi Software Solutions Limited, MumsVillage, Strauss energy and AirKlip will be pitching their products at the...
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden has announced it is accepting applications for the US$7.5 million-worth Securing Water for Food Challenge. Launched in 2013, the competition seeks innovations that help farmers produce more food with less water, enhance water storage, and improve the use of saline water and soils...