Using Open Innovation to combat Ebola

KAMPALA, UGANDA – In light of the persistence of the Ebola outbreak and the demands it has placed on global infection containment resources and processes, the United States government disaster response community recognised an opportunity to use open innovation to make significant strides in advancing the ability to combat Ebola. The results include a local … Read more

Ericsson innovation lab may be opening in Uganda — the first in Africa

Ericsson has been in operation in Africa for about 117 years. Besides the offices it has distributed allover the continent, it doesn’t have a research or innovations hub staged in situ. Now, at the recent Swedish Ugandan ICT conference: Dorothy Okello, the commnications officer at the College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology at Makerere University … Read more

Makerere reaps over 9 PALITA Awards 2013

General Makerere University has once again reaped big at The Pearl of Africa Lifetime Achievement Award (PALITA AWARD) 2013 organised by the Public Opinions Inc. The nine recipients from Makerere University were rewarded in honour and appreciation of their contribution towards Socio-Economic transformation of Uganda and attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) … Read more

Finalists score big with Orange Community Innovation awards

The 3rd annual Community innovation awards by Orange Uganda held on 8th August rewarded innovative students for the mobile applications they developed for social good under health, agriculture and education categories. This year’s challenge attracted 72 entries from which 20 made it to the final round. With a mandate to fulfill a corporate social responsibility, … Read more

Project 6 makes strides in diversification and commercialization of sorghum and millet value added products.

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Project 6 makes strides in diversification and commercialization of sorghum and millet value added products.

As part of the monitoring and review exercise for Bio-Innovate projects conducted between May and October 2012, the Bio-Innovate Program Management Team (PMT) traveled to Kampala, Uganda on 29-30 October to review implementation progress made by project 6 on ‘use of biosciences for value addition and diversification to enhance commercialization of sorghum and millet products in eastern Africa’.

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