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12Oct

Accenture announces Innovation Index winners

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INNOVATIVE South African companies with an ability to make use of evolving technology to improve customer value, operational procedures and create new revenue streams have been rewarded in Johannesburg.

The winners have been announced at the Innovation Index at the Accenture Innovation Conference, following weeks of adjudication by Accenture and The Da Vinci Institute.

12Oct

Accenture announces top innovators for its Innovation Index

JOHANNESBURG; [Oct.] 12, 2016 – Following weeks of adjudication, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and The Da Vinci Institute announced winners of this year’s Innovation Index at the Accenture Innovation Conference held in Johannesburg today. The awards ceremony honoured businesses – regardless of their sizes – for spearheading innovation in their own industries.

06Oct

Accenture Announces Its Innovation Index Finalists

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and an expert panel led by Accenture Innovation Index partners – including The Da Vinci Institute, TransUnion and other innovation practitioners – have selected the finalists of this year’s Accenture Innovation Index. The winners, to be selected from among 20 finalists across five categories, will be announced at the Accenture Innovation Conference on 12 October in Johannesburg.

11Jun

These Young Inventors Are Tackling Africa's Electricity Crisis

The vast continent of Africa has a complex relationship with electricity. In some countries, like South Africa, demand exceeds the available supply. In others, such as Niger, only 1 in 7 people have access to it at all. Regardless of which end of the scale they’re on, every African electricity provider faces the same challenge – how to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to secure a reliable, low-cost electricity supply for all. This week, I had the privilege of speaking to two young entrepreneurs whose inventions are tackling that very big issue.

29Apr

Electricity challenges a top issue at African engineering innovation competition

Engineering innovations to boost off-grid power and stop electricity theft‚ along with managing heart disease and support for parents‚ have been selected as the four finalists in the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The finalists from Cameroon‚ Kenya‚ South Africa and Uganda were chosen for their ability to apply engineering to solve problems for people across the continent‚ according to a statement by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

26Apr

Top engineering innovations in energy and health make Africa Prize finals

Engineering innovations to manage heart disease, boost off-grid power, support parents and stop electricity theft have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The finalists from Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda were chosen for their ability to apply engineering to solve problems for people across the continent.

In Cameroon, where there are roughly 50 cardiologists for 22 million citizens, Arthur Zang combined medical diagnostics with customised software and hardware to change the way rural Africans access heart doctors.

12Apr

South African team a finalist for engineering innovation award

ENGINEERING innovations to manage heart disease‚ boost off-grid power‚ support parents and stop electricity theft have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.

The finalists from Cameroon‚ Kenya‚ SA and Uganda were chosen for their ability to apply engineering to solve problems for people across the continent‚ according to a statement by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

08Dec

Local brainiacs find solutions to Africa’s problems

A dozen entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2nd Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation have ideas to improve food security, health care and energy access.

The Africa Prize is run by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. The 2016 shortlist is undergoing business training to turn engineers into entrepreneurs before the winner is announced in Tanzania in May.

05Nov

Powdered caterpillars and tricycle tractors: meet the R530 000 African Engineering prize finalists

The Cameroonian inventor of Africa’s first tablet designed solely for medical purposes, Arthur Zang, has been nominated among 12 entrepreneurs for the 2015/2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation award.

Hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and currently in its second edition, the award is dedicated to recognising innovation in all engineering disciplines.

05Nov

Solar electricity utility in box chosen as finalist: Power for off-grid, inaccessible communities

Africa's best new engineering innovations include an "electricity utility in a box" designed by a Joburg team for remote communities. The Standard Microgrid is built around a shipping container; with solar panels, batteries to store the power and connections for customers. It's a pick up and deliver service...