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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 15, 2012

Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Awards

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This is a call for entries to the second V2030 ICT Innovation Awards. All Kenyan companies using ICT in an innovative way are invited to submit entries for the Awards.

Winners will be recognized and honored with a special tribute event during the 4th Connected Kenya Summit on April 4, 2012.

To be eligible simply demonstrate how your company or organization is using ICT in an innovative way to improve the lives of Kenyan and drive Kenya to achieving its Vision 2030 goals.

Submit your application today.

 

Click here to start: Online Application Form

Deadline: March 25

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Top prize in 2011, went to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who competed in the Agriculture sector.

Proud Winners are:
uzanunua.com
Sector: Wholesale and Retail Trade

Mbetsa Innovations Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing

Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi
Sector: Health Care Delivery

Websimba Ltd
Sector: Tourism

Ushahidi
Sector: Social Equity

Horizon Contact Centers Ltd
Sector: Business Process Outsourcing/Offshoring

Mobikash Afrika Ltd
Secotr: Financial Services

Space Kenya Networks LTD
Sector: Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups

Virtual Essence Ltd
Sector: Education and Training

Anniversary Lab
Sector: Housing and Urbanisation

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Sector: Agriculture (Overall Winners)

About Vision 2030 Awards

The V2030 awards were launched last year by the Kenya ICT Board and Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. The recognizition is in line with Kenya Vision 2030 of transforming Kenya’s economy by steering development. The Kenya ICT Board and the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat invited companies 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.

 

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: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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