BIH Recognised at the ITU Telecom World Awards
This year, Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) showcased a network member -Brastorne Enterprises and a client company -Intellegere Holdings at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Awards 2018 held at Durban, South Africa.
BIH received Recognition of Excellence Award in providing and promoting innovative ICT solutions with social impact by the ITU Telecom World 2018. This is in line with the organisation’s mandate as the national innovation agency, to support and promote innovation, tech entrepreneurship and develop innovation ecosystem.
Brastorne Enterprises develops technology solutions relevant to the African market aimed at inclusiveness particularly the under-served and rural communities. An example of their solutions is a USSD based application for farmers called mAgri, which aims to merge mobile technologies with agriculture to help create access to markets and information for farmers.
Intellegere Holdings provides information technology solutions in data management, information security, innovation research, information assurance, security engineering, and IT training. They have developed an innovative application called BW Lingos – an app that interprets indigenous languages for better understanding.
About Botswana Innovation Hub
Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has been incorporated as a company duly registered under the laws of Botswana to develop and manage Botswana’s first science and technology park. BIH contributes to the country’s economic development and competitiveness by creating new scientific, technological, and indigenous knowledge-based business opportunities. The Botswana Innovation Hub adds value to existing companies, foster entrepreneurship and technology transfer, generate knowledge-based jobs, and attract innovative companies and institutions to set-up their businesses at the Botswana Innovation Hub’s science and technology park.
About ITU Telcom World
ITU Telcom is part of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. ITU Telecom organizes the annual global ITU Telecom World event, the platform for innovation showcasing, high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking for the governments, industry leaders, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and regulators that form part of the world’s ICT community.