Innovation

What You Should Know About The Most Innovative University in Africa

Good news for rooftop-fetishists: the rooftop at Westerwelle Start-up Haus, the latest addition to Kigali’s start-up ecosystem, is a solid contender for the best view of the city. Its spacious two-story outdoor terrace boasts a winning close view of the Convention Centre dome and panoramic...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:16pm

Westerwelle Start-Up Haus: More Than Just A Work Space

Good news for rooftop-fetishists: the rooftop at Westerwelle Start-up Haus, the latest addition to Kigali’s start-up ecosystem, is a solid contender for the best view of the city. Its spacious two-story outdoor terrace boasts a winning close view of the Convention Centre dome and panoramic...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:06pm

Could Plant-Based Leather Provide New Opportunities For Rwanda?

If you are vegan, or contemplating a vegan lifestyle, chances are that you don’t want to own or wear any animal products, which includes leather. Unfortunately, “vegan leather” does not always tick the eco-friendly box, but the fashion industry is driving innovations that promise...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:23pm

Rwanda keen on accelerating development of blockchain

A portion of Rwanda’s ICT budget in the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2020, will be used to support emerging technologies, among them, blockchain. The plan is contained in the “Emerging Tech Policy and Strategy” of the Ministry of ICT and Innovation. The strategy...

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 12:23pm

Eight university students win Huawei ICT fellowship

Eight students are this week expected to travel to China for a 2-weeks training in technology after emerging winners of Huawei ICT competition early this week. The students were flagged off by the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, the Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese embassy to...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:35pm

Innovations and digital adaption will remain the hinges of tourism

There is no longer a debate as to whether tourism is a significant aspect of the development story of many countries around the world. It is one of the few industries that almost every country in the world invests heavily in. Developing countries blessed by some of the most spectacular animal and...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:31am

Democracy Day: Call for innovation, inclusiveness

As Rwanda today joins the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Democracy, stakeholders in advancing democracy in the country say that a lot has been achieved in building pro-people and development focused governance approach and pledge to do more to consolidate the achievements....

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:59pm

Realising globalisation’s innovative potential

WASHINGTON, DC – Globalization has come under fire in recent years, with people in some countries becoming increasingly frustrated with the uneven distribution of its gains. But weaknesses in management or execution should not be allowed to obscure globalization’s far-reaching potential...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:53pm

Govt turns to private sector to fund innovation village project

The cabinet this week approved the establishment of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to accelerate the implementation of the Kigali Innovation City, a project aimed at driving economic growth through digital transformation. The setting up of the special purpose vehicle means the Government will set...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:26am

How university student hatched the idea of an automated egg incubator

Bora Imani, a-23-year old who hails from Musanze District, is the brains behind a smart solar and grid-run portable poultry eggs incubator, which, if harnessed, could facilitate poultry mass production. Incubators are used for artificially hatching eggs when you don’t have any hens to keep...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:02pm

Innovation: 27-year-old produces juice, wine and biscuits from potatoes

Jean Paul Ntezimana, a fresh graduate, had severally tried to find employment from both government institutions and private sector vain. This led him to contemplate new ways of making a living on completion of his tertiary education. Having known that from starch in potatoes one can produce...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:12am

President Macron roots for innovation as he meets 2000 African entrepreneurs

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday met over 2,000 African entrepreneurs at the invitation of Nigerian philanthropist and businessman, Tony Elumelu. The entrepreneurs, who are the alumni of Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, met the two leading political and...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:31pm

India, Rwanda innovation programme identifies eleven projects in first year

The India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) this week organised a technology exhibition as a part of the five day “Business Accelerator and Capacity Building Workshop” in Kigali. The IRIGP was launched in February 2017 during the State Visit of the former Vice President of...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:17am

Rwanda to launch innovation fund next week

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said that Rwanda will next week launch the National Research and Innovation Fund, which is expected to support the implementation of local innovations as well as research for development in the country. The premier said this on Wednesday while officiating at the...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:55am

Africa’s future will depend on innovation, not empty words

At the ongoing Africa Innovation Summit taking place in Kigali, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente announced that a National Research and Innovation Fund would be launched next week. This comes against a backdrop of African countries waking up to the need to keep up with the developed world by...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:53pm

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