The Georgia Institute of Technology has signed a letter of intent to develop “a mirror lab” in Rabat, Morocco, that will coordinate and reflect advances in materials research with its current labs in Metz, France, and Atlanta. The objective of the labs is to conduct advanced materials research in a globally coordinated fashion, particularly in the fields...
Startup.Info on Monday announced the winners of the “Startup of the Year 2018 competition” following an awards ceremony which took place in Casablanca at the end of last month. Following the success of the first edition of “Startup of the year Africa”, the collaborative startup magazine Startup.Info has reiterated its commitment to...
SAP has today revealed that its Africa Code Week programme saw 1.3 million youths across 35 countries learn basic coding skills. The project had a target of training half a million African youth between 18th and 25th October. So the 1.3 million people participating saw a 203% increase over...
LAST month, I was interviewed by a Tanzanian researcher about usage of ICTs in Uganda. As part of her Masters degree research, the Germany-based student asked a cross section of questions, including those about perceptions of students, support - if any - from government and whatnot. At the end of the interview after...
Over  the past  many years, information flow over the internet has taken different trends in such a way that the need to create an atmosphere in which people will keep wanting to know more and more is key. A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry...
Uganda health startup; Teheca has been selected among the first African startups for the Google Launchpad Accelerator. A program aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. The programme, which runs for three months and will over the next three years provide African...
On the day when iPad Pro pre-orders go live, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a not-so subtle shot at rival Microsoft, describing its popular new Surface Book laptop as a "deluded" device that "tries too hard." Apple is known for its critical stance on the hybrid-style devices that have...
Following the call for ICT innovation proposals earlier this year, 100 innovators have now been selected to take part in the second cohort of the National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (NIISP). NIISP a body under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (MoICT&NG), aims...
On May 11th, Marie Stopes Uganda launched the marie stopes health app challenge during a press conference at Vodafone Uganda head offices, Kololo Hill Drive. Marie Stopes Uganda together with Vodafone Uganda who sponsored the event and organized by Hostalite Ltd, invited 60 local developers and innovators across 14 different Ugandan universities including; Makerere...
  Today, Five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East have been announced at London’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, as winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. This year’s Young Laureates – aged 30 and under – impress by both their leadership qualities and in...