CcHub & Make-It-in-Africa have shortlisted the 30 teams from the Uni:nnovators’ Call to Application which saw it receive a total of 256 applications from across the 6 selected universities in Nigeria, Kenya and Namibia.
The startups were selected from University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Lagos (Nigeria), Riara University (Kenya), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Namibia (Namibia) and Namibia University of Science and Technology to showcase startups in Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Waste Recycling, Food Security and Management of Water.
The 30 selected teams will participate in a Design Sprint Workshop from August (2023) through September (2023) where they will work with facilitators from CCHub to strengthen their ideas after which the teams will pitch their prototypes in an in-country Demo Day which will hold in each of the countries. Six startup teams per country will then be chosen to move to the next phase of the program.
The Uni:nnovators program is being co-funded and delivered by Cocreation Hub with Make-It-in-Africa, a project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Below is the full list of the shortlisted teams.
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
TY Dami Energy Taiwo Damilola Yussuf
Voix Technologies Osuntoki Seun
PharmaLink Effiong David Etim
Neonatal Headlamp Intravenous Detector (NHID) Emmanuel Ajegbo
ClinicAI Taiwo Amoo
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
ConnectCare Ruth Adenike Adeoye
Medherence Nwuta Chidinma Paulette
Food Paragon Daniel Chinasa Akobundu
Farmaide Victor Durosaro
Slim-Re Biopsy Osifuwa Adegboyega
NAMIBIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Persuasive mHealth Benjamin Akinmoyeje
AquaPossible Frans Nambuli
H20 Techs Laimi Iyambo
Food Waste Management System Lydia Amulungu
MepyaAgro Wilbard NN Lazarus
UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA
Renewable Energy (solar PV) Josefina Namupala Gebhard
AI Seeds Ngaiuane Mbitjitandjambi Kambaekua
MediLink Namibia Manfred Kanyetu Jeremia
Wood Pellets Production Mbetjiura Noabeb
Wellness Hub Lahja Kamati
IntelliDrip Andrew Simiyu Wafula
EJ SmartFarms Elijah Cheruiyot Chepkwony
Smart Recycling and Reward System Nina Salaton and Caleb
Grey Water Blue Allan Obat
Farm Cur Abdul Ayub
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Deaf Health Nafisa Agil Hussein
Famalink Murithi Geoffrey Kibiri
Arakovina Tedeschi Gitonga Muriithi
CareConnect Owino Aketch
Hygiea Said Mariam Salim