Tag: innovation

For the past to days Seismonaut Africa has worked with Mustard Seed Hi-tech Ventures, a small company from Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. They work with solar panels for streetlights, indoor lights, borehole pumps and they have just invented a bike that generates power to a battery that will give power to a whole house. A project that made it to the Nigerian NTA 5 channel. These guys have a very innovative mindset and are looking to expanding their business with opening 3 new offices in North-east Nigeria.

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One of the latest projects they've executed is building a sustainable source of power to the One Hundred Dollar Laptop (OLPC) project at the LCCN Cathedral Academy in Jimeta, Adamawa State by put...

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African innovation is booming. From making life a bit easier for Africans in rual parts of Africa to saving lives, many Africans are thinking innovation from their own point of view. 

We've actually quoted Professor V. Kasturi "Kash" Rangan before but the quote is still very relevant. He teaches a course in Business at the Base of the Pyramid at Harvard University and says in this article that: 

The mistake a lot of us (Westerners) make is to look at the folks at the base of the pyramid and assume that they must need the same types of services we need.


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Here’s a quick fact for you: The rate of return on foreign investments is higher in Africa than in any other developing region. Africa is one of the world's fastest growing regions.

Being based in Nigeria this is of course our focus. Last year we experienced a 30% growth in the ICT sector in Nigeria. This is interesting in a country that’s mainly known for its oil production. Nigeria is moving fast – like a real lion.

An analysis by The Economist found that from 2000 to 2010, six of the world's ten fastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan Africa. So, there’s no doubt whether there’s potential and growth in Africa or not, the question is how to utilize it? In  Read more