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Entries Tagged to 'Innovation'

Toby Kurien, IBM Research on a cheap, wearable sensor to track the spread of tuberculosis in SA

Toby Kurien, IBM Research talks about: why the IBM Research Lab decided it needed a Maker Space; the different types of prototyping equipment available in the Maker Space in Tshimologong Precinct in downtown Johannesburg; and using a wearable sensor to track tuberculosis and patient journeys. ... read more
December 16, 2017

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch on how Safaricom is investing in the Kenyan start-up ecosystem

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch, Head of Innovation, Safaricom talks about: how Safaricom views innovation, internally and externally; the investments made by its Spark Fund; its opening of an innovation space in August/September 2017; and the attitude of the telco to things like revenue share. ... read more
May 25, 2017

Nii Simmonds on how Africa's diaspora can help build agri-businesses

World Bank consultant Nii Simmonds talks about: how he is developing technical assistance programmes with the diaspora; the industry sectors he's working with; the importance of the agri-business sector; the way multinationals are looking at agri-business; boot-camps for agri-business start-ups; and the kind of people involved in these start-ups. ... read more
October 13, 2015

Marco Steinberg, Finnish Innovation Fund on designers leading re-design of public services

Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design, Finnish Innovation Fund whose work includes: Helsinki Design Lab; the Design Exchange; and Low2No. He talks about: what projects have been successful and how do you measure success; working at the margin to change services; using committees of experts to help design services; how to negotiate the decision-making process; and looking to do things that will save lives. ... read more
November 29, 2012

James Woudhuysen - Energy and pharmaceutical innovation

James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University (UK) looks at: the different types of innovation in the energy field; what holds back innovation in relation to alternatives to oil; the supposed impact of the patent cliff in pharmaceuticals; and the lack of biology research by the pharmaceitical corporations like Pfizer. ... read more
June 16, 2011
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