The hub has a lounge to be used for group meetings, work spaces for personal work and enclosed areas for meetings.The Tech Hub has been launched by Vodafone Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and mFriday.
According to Nii Boye Agyei, the Commercial Director of Vodafone Ghana: “With the launch of this Tech Hub in Ghana, we have once again demonstrated our passion for innovation, and have re-affirmed our reputation and position as the leader in the telecommunications industry. We all agree that technology is a key driver of change; that is why Vodafone decided to partner mFriday and the KNUST to build this facility that will provide life-changing opportunities for entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses. ”
Agyei added: “we have gone to great lengths to furnish this facility with the necessary technological and physical structures that will provide limitless possibilities to the individuals and groups who will be working from here. Vodafone Ghana’s mission on this project is to empower Ghanaians to achieve their potential, to bring industry closer to academia, and to foster and propel locally developed solutions for community needs. ”
The Pro Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Peter Donkor was also excited about the new hub.
He said: “We are very excited to be involved in creating and building future technology leaders. KNUST has always housed bright minds and with the partnership of Vodafone Ghana & mFriday, we are well equipped in building the skills for the future technology business leaders in Ghana. ”
The ‘Tech Hub’ will be a place mobile app developers share ideas, test or activate their applications, and build local solutions for the country’s population.
Ghana’s premier tech hub borrows heavily from Kenya’s iHub and Ireland’s Digital Hub.
The hub is also expected to serve as a networking ground for people working in the technological industry to meet, train, hold workshops and conferences, and share resources for building capacity and knowledge in the country.