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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 1, 2011

Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award


The Kenya ICT Board and the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat is inviting companies/organizations that have developed solutions that drive economic growth and social development as outlined in Kenya’s Vision 2030 to participate in the inaugural Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Awards. The Award is proudly co-sponsored by Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP). The winners of the Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award will be announced at the Connected Kenya Summit on April 20.

If your company or organization have the following pre-requisites:

  • Officially registered in Kenya
  • Product or service that is complete and in full use for at least 6 months
  • Product or service that has Kenyan citizens as end user (can be delivered through a third party company or organization)
  • Product or service that addresses at least one of the Vision 2030 social economic pillars

The application criteria is a follows:

  1. ICT Innovation: products or services must use ICT in a way that is new and unique. The innovation should be original in Kenya.
  2. Market Impact: products or services must have a demonstrated positive impact on target community and have innovative strategy for market share growth
  3. Functionality: product or service must be creative and user-friendly in its delivery and demonstrate compatibility and interoperability to third party products.


Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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