Happy weekend guys,
Welcome to the weekend edition of the Big 5 Daily! Sit tight as we take you on yet another exciting African innovation journey.
Big news! Microsoft has announced a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) through its Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. They are partnering to co-create agritech solutions and support AGRA’s digital transformation to boost food security for 30 million farming households across 11 countries by 2021. You should see the full details, it’s captivating!
Engie is about to take us on an off-grid energy ride! It is leveraging the purchase of Mobisol– a foremost provider of decentralized solar solutions, with presence across Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya, to grow its customer base and expand its range of affordable energy products across rural and urban areas. Interesting right? Share your thoughts!
Drum roll!!! Six African healthtech startups have emerged winners of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Challenge. Tagged the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, the challenge was held at the ongoing 28th World Economic Forum on Africa. The startups include Crib A’Glow, Dreet, Life Bank, The Ihangane Project, mScan and Uganics. Full details of their offerings and what they gained as winners are on the blog. You should see it!
Listen up techies, AppsAfrica is calling on top tech ventures and startups across Africa to submit for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. This call is the last notification to all techies as the entry closes on the 11th of September 2019. It is open to corporates, established ventures and start-ups with innovations across 14 different categories. The entries are charged at $125 per category. Interested? Click here
Finally, top phone and electronics maker, Samsung has released its Galaxy Fold model after a four-month stall. The model will be available across stores in Korea, France, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the US for a price of $1,980. Excited? Check out the features on the blog!
That’s it for today’s edition of the Big 5!
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