After a successful first edition, the Wazihub consortium funded by the European commission under H2020, dedicated to the creation of affordable IoT solutions in Africa by young entrepreneurs, launches the call for applications for the second edition of its Innovation Competition.
The initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, puts into competition teams from six (6) different Tech Hubs, partners of the project in six (6) countries namely Ghana, Kenya, Senegal,South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania.
The WAZIHUB (www.wazihub.com) project aims at enabling startups and entrepreneurs to innovate and build low-cost, IoT prototypes using the WAZIUP (www.waziup.org) technology. WAZIHUB’s main objective…
The total number of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices is projected to be 21.5 billion units worldwide by 2025. In this revolution, the African continent has the potential to fulfill the promises and challenges brought by the IoT.
However, the continent needs drivers, people with the expertise and the will to bring out IoT innovations from young entrepreneurs, ingenieurs and developers to improve the living and working conditions in Africa.
The WAZIHUB (www.wazihub.com) project aims at enabling startups and entrepreneurs to innovate and build low-cost, IoT prototypes using the WAZIUP (www.waziup.org) technology. Fully funded by the European Commission for…
The First Edition of the Wazihub Innovation Competition ended andwe have 16 finalists competing to win the prizes.
The best 3 teams will be awarded a 1000€ cash prize and further promotion in our networks.
Teams are evaluated on:
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We are delighted to share the selected teams for the first IoT Prototyping Competition in 6 African countries!
For a period of 13 weeks, participants will learn and build IoT prototypes in 4 stages:
The following teams have been selected for their innovative ideas, the feasibility of the project and the core competencies of their team members.
The WAZIHUB project is conducting a mapping exercise of all Internet of things & Big Data initiatives in Africa.
The results of this exercise will inform IoT & Big Data interventions that governments and innovation actors can implement:
The African IoT & Big Data Ecosystem Directory will be a source for industry-leading solutions featuring the latest technologies.
YEAY! We launched our community forum
We are very excited to announce the launch of the community forum on WAZIUP website. The forum is a space where makers, developers, and entrepreneurs can:
- give feedback and share hacks on the WaziDev, WaziGate and Cloud Platform
- share their challenges and get support from our experts
- be informed about new software release and other announcements
This forum is also an opportunity to build a network of engaged makers who share experiences on the IoT ecosystem in Africa.
The deadline for the call for applications to our innovation competition has been extended to May 15.
This innovation competition, first of its kind in sub-saharan Africa, is open to all IoT enthusiasts who want to build a prototype of their invention and develop a scalable business model.
WAZIHUB aims to help makers build working prototypes and stand a chance to win monetary prizes.
Join us for this free IoT Webinar
While we stay home, doing our part in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), we have an opportunity to invest in ourselves, learn and build new skills.
To support in that, WAZIHUB trainers’ are offering 2 free learning sessions on IoT on April 13th & 14th. This webinar will help you understand what is IoT, how it works and how to create your IoT Web app.
As the internet of things is an important piece of technology that is set to improve greatly over time we hope this webinar will help your career or…
WAZIHUB has launched its first IoT Prototyping competition to support IoT enthusiasts learn and bring to life innovative prototypes with the help of our trainers and the WAZIUP technology (software and hardwares).
The competition is implemented in 6 African countries in collaboration with distinguished tech hubs, partners of the project namely: Kumasi Hive in Ghana, iLabAfrica in Kenya, SONATEL in Senegal, The MakerSpace Foundation in South Africa, Hive Colab in Uganda and DTBi in Tanzania.
“WAZIHUB vision is to foster IoT deployment in Africa, engaging startups and entrepreneurs for rapid prototyping with the Open Source low-cost WAZIUP IoT LoRa technologies”…
From February 25th to 28th took place the 4th consortium meeting of WAZIHUB H2020 in Dar es Salaam hosted by our Tanzanian partner Dar Tecnohama Business Incubator (DTBi).
The meeting was kicked off by a welcome speech by Dr Amos Nungu, Director General of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).
All partners were present to discuss the project status, the milestones achieved, the EU review outcome and the plan for the next period toward meetings KPIs.
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