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Towards Making Africa An Innovation Hub

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2014 edition of Innovation Prize for Africa, organised by the Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF) held in Abuja recently served as a wake-up call on leaders across the continent to invest in technology

South Africans Win $100,000 Africa Innovation Prize

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africans, Dr. Nicolaas Duneas and Nuno Pires won the African Innovation Foundation’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 for creating the first injectable porcine derived BMP medical device in the world. The Altis Osteogenic Bone Matrix can be used in treating bone injuries and voids using a regenerative biological implant.

How African Innovation Can Take On the World

AFRICANGLOBE - In this period of gloomy economic forecasts, Africa's rise has become a widely discussed international policy topic. The sweeping optimism about Africa's economic prospects has been reinforced by 2013 projections that the continent will grow faster than the world average.

Nigerian Invents Weed Driven Solar Energy Production Process

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria’s Justus Nwaoga has developed a new way to collect renewable solar energy by using the mimosa pudica weed, an organic African medicinal plant. Chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries, the innovator and nine others with their teams have emerged finalists for theInnovation Prize for Africa (IPA)