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Design Hackathon to drive innovation among youth 

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Garage48 in partnership with The Innovation Village, with support from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development Cooperation, has organized a 2-round series of design hackathons happening this year and October 2022, next year. The two design hackathons are a part of the EU: Africa They Journey 2021 and …

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Private sector calls for National Startup Policy

Uganda is ranked one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Private sector players have asked government to expedite the formulation and implementation of a National Startup Policy in order to address major impediments to the growth of …

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Democratising innovation

Private firms undertake the bulk of R&D but governments fund it and must offer it direction COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | Innovation is the engine that drives contemporary economies. Living standards are determined by productivity growth, which in turn depends on the introduction and dissemination of new technologies that allow …

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Hospitality, tourism experts lined up for Innovation Series

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leading experts in Uganda’s tourism and hospitality sector are set to discuss creative approaches companies can harness to grow their businesses, at the third edition of Innovation Series Thursday, 7th March 2019 at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. Eight speakers from different …

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Prof Ndebesa: DRC election exposes new innovation in rigging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University professor of history Mwambutsya Ndebesa has described the presidential election outcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as “a classic and new innovation in rigging elections in Africa”. DR Congo’s National Electoral Commission (Ceni) this morning released provisional results of the much-delayed …

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MTN unveils Shs1bn fund for innovators

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda CEO says that they have committed Shs1billion commitment towards the MTN Startup Fund which forms part of their ambition to continue supporting local innovators. In a press release, Vanhelleputte encourages as many startups as possible to participate in the several …

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