Interesting news from Cameroon! According to Africanews, Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian innovator, has won this year’s African engineering award. Zhang’s invention, the so-called "Cardiopad", is a tablet computer that allows for cardiac test results to be sent directly to heart specialists via mobile phone. The device costs significantly less than conventional cardiac test-devices, which allows … Continue reading Did You Know About The New Medical Device Called Cardiopad?
One thing that I have always liked about venturesafrica is that they provide brief overviews about recent trends and their impact on innovation in Africa. Their articles are easy to understand and provide a good basis for further research about a given topic. In a recent article, they discussed the second wave of inclusive digital … Continue reading Did You Know That The Internet of Things is triggering discussion in Africa?
An interesting approach on how social networks can be used to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information can be found in Kenya. According to africanews, young innovators in Kenya have created the social network vibecampo.com. It is designed for young Kenyans aged 18 to 35 years. The social network seems to be mainly adressing … Continue reading Did You Know About Vibecampo, A Social Network For Students In Kenya?
Whenever I do my online research about recent innovation and political developments in Africa, I can’t help but feel stunned by the numerous attempts to foster and kickstart innovation on the continent. On the one hand, new technologies such as mobile banking are thriving across the continent. On the other hand, there are various attempts … Continue reading Did You Know That A New Innovation Hub In Angola Is Hosting Its First Workshops For Children?
It’s time to talk about Hackathons again, a subject that I already mentioned in a previous blogpost. But what exactly is a Hackathon? Well, a Hackathon is best described as an event aimed at bringing together innovators from two different cities around the globe. In only 28 hours, they are seeking to find scalable solutions … Continue reading Did You Know That Developers From Accra And San Francisco Will Soon Be Teaming Up For Another Hackathon?