Clemence is a 45-year old successful livestock farmer in rural countryside of Chipinge, in Zimbabwe. He is a family man with six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, all of them going through primary school. In the past two decades, Clemence has seen enough change in technology for a whole life-time, starting from a time where one had to batter trade a cow for a mobile phone SIM card to now, where the same card costs less than USD 1. Now he does not have to write letters but send text messages.
SADC innovators are applying big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and other smart technologies in medicine, forensics, farming and diagnostics.
Gift Gana developed the Dr CADx app that scans medical photographs to help radiologists diagnose cancer more efficiently, and with high accuracy. Because radiologists are in short supply in many African regions, the app bridges a key diagnostic gap for the continent.
Youth month activities kicked off in Zimbabwe last week at the inaugural LabHack in partnership with the National Biotech Authority (NBA), AU/NEPAD-Southern African Network of Biosciences (NEPAD-SANBio).
SARIMA provides a platform for the promotion and facilitation of best practice in research and innovation management in Southern Africa and its purpose is to strengthen the research and innovation system to ensure the social and economic development of the Southern African region.
Intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer (TT) are important activities for enhancing the impact of research and development (R&D) in the public sector. They facilitate the uptake, application and use of developed products and services by companies who can take them to market, and ultimately by the communities and end-users who can benefit from them.
The Management of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer have been identified as a key element for commercialisation of technologies. The World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy is offering training in IP.