The vaginal speculum, a duck bill-shaped like metal device for pelvic examinations, has a history of controversy as long standing as its innovator, an American gynecologist named James Marion Sims. Sims designed that tool back in 1845 and the current iteration in use resulted from updates made by Thomas Graves in 1870. The controversies around […]
Following its call for technology-based tools to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and across Africa, Ventures Platform has selected its first set of winning projects. The seven startups whose tools have been selected from a shortlist of 15 will receive US$1,000 grants, workspace, legal services and mentorship from the Ventures Platform team. The […]
Co-creation Hub’s network of technology centres is shaping into an innovation galaxy. At their design lab in Kigali, product designers and engineers are applying emerging technologies across multiple disciplines, from healthcare to governance. In Kenya, the newly acquired iHUB bolsters the company’s support and strategy architecture. While they add to cumulative innovation capital on the […]
For centuries, Morocco has been at the intersection of commerce for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and in recent times, the country has focused on modernizing, with plans to become a major industrial hub. However, startups complain of a tough climate.
A growing number of companies are working to improve physical and mental health for the country’s seniors.
This gathering will take place on May 6-7 during the Transform Africa Summit, which is happening in Kigali from May 8-9.