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DigiCenter Innovation Lab – Innovation happens when ideas create value

DigiCenter Innovation Lab – Innovation happens when ideas create value

A physical space where ideas based on Internet of Things technology can be tried out is a great support and financial relief for startups. This allows them to check for the time being whether an investment is worthwhile and to test and further develop prototypes with the necessary technology. For this purpose, DSSD has set up an Innovation Lab at the DigiCenter and has now opened its premises to interested entrepreneurs.

The Role played by Communities of Practice in the Tech-Ecosystem

The Role played by Communities of Practice in the Tech-Ecosystem

Our communities of practice are made up of individuals who are passionate about a certain topic and willing to share knowledge and exchange ideas with each other. Despite being unable to hold meet-ups for the past couple of months due to Covid-19, the groups remain active with information and opportunities; some even holding online meet-ups every now and then.

On the way to digitizing Rwanda – RISA’s 5-Year Strategy

On the way to digitizing Rwanda – RISA’s 5-Year Strategy

Digitizing entire sectors and turning Rwanda into a digital economy takes special attention to developing and implementing ICT policies. This mandate is held by RISA which is supporting the digitization efforts in all sectors like health, education and agriculture. Therefore, GIZ supports RISA in setting up a 5-year strategic plan to define its responsibilities and principles going forward.

Innovate Rwanda 2.0 – A whole new level

Innovate Rwanda 2.0 – A whole new level

Many companies and particularly startups face challenges due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now even important for these organizations to collaborate and get access to funding. With its new rollout, Innovate Rwanda comes with new features and sections which boost support for companies on the platform.

Working together to create an inclusive Tech-Ecosystem with the Digital Ecosystem Mapping Tool

Working together to create an inclusive Tech-Ecosystem with the Digital Ecosystem Mapping Tool

Startups in Rwanda often rely exclusively on personal networks to do business. Moreover, collaboration is limited and there is a risk of double efforts happening in the country. Raising funds is difficult, limiting startups in growing or surviving at the market. Read here how the Digital Ecosystem Mapping Tool can solve this issue serving as a directory and matchmaking platform for tech-companies and investors.

The WeCode Programme: Why teaching women in Rwanda how to code is crucial for the tech sector

The WeCode Programme: Why teaching women in Rwanda how to code is crucial for the tech sector

Women in ICT in Rwanda are still not as accepted and low in numbers compared to their male counterparts. In order to overcome the lack of access to quality training, gender bias from employers and the low representation of women in the tech sector, Moringa , GIZ and the Rwandan government have brought the initiative WeCode into life. In this blog article we want to tell the story of Delphine and Anna and many other women that received ICT trainings during the WeCode initiative giving them the chance to pursue their career in the tech sector.

Why telling failure stories as an entrepreneur is important

Why telling failure stories as an entrepreneur is important

As an entrepreneur, people take on responsibility for their communities and become role models for future entrepreneurs. For that purpose, the DigiCenter hosted a virtual meeting for interested community members to talk about failures and role models because these topics do often not get the necessary attention. However, every entrepreneur faces them at some point. So let’s talk about them!

Innovate for Women – bridging the Gender Digital Divide through Digital Inclusion of Women

Innovate for Women – bridging the Gender Digital Divide through Digital Inclusion of Women

Women in Africa still belong to a vulnerable group, often, being victims of toxic relationships, abusive employers or traditional gender roles. Over the years, ICT solutions have helped women in understanding their rights and breaking out of old patterns. In the Innovate for Women design challenge, digital solutions were developed to empower women in overcoming daily challenges.

Transforming Rwanda into a living Laboratory of Emerging Technologies: MINICT and DigiCenter develop National  Emerging Technology Strategy and Action Plan

Transforming Rwanda into a living Laboratory of Emerging Technologies: MINICT and DigiCenter develop National Emerging Technology Strategy and Action Plan

The Emerging Technologies Strategy and Action Plan sets out essential fourth industrial revolution technologies that Rwanda will focus on over the next five years. Additionally, it includes steps that should be taken to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of falling behind. Rwanda will push the social and economic application of these emerging technologies forward. Hereby, Rwanda will focus on health, education, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and everyday government services to citizens.

Empowering Digital Transformation Champions of Rwanda’s Public Sector

Empowering Digital Transformation Champions of Rwanda’s Public Sector

RISA is implementing complex and large-scale projects across different public sectors. That is why it’s crucial for RISA to have skilled employees who can champion the digital transformation nationwide. Therefore, the digital solutions for sustainable development project (DSSD) is supporting RISA with various coachings on different skills.

Training the next IoT-Innovators of Rwanda

Training the next IoT-Innovators of Rwanda

Emerging technologies like IoT come with endless new opportunities for Africa. Consequently, there is a need for highly skilled IoT-innovaters all over the continent. That is why the DigiCenter is hosting workshops to train Rwanda’s IoT-professionals of tomorrow.

Digital Transformation Meets Art

Digital Transformation Meets Art

When Digital Transformation is combined with Art, interesting art pieces can be expected. This blogpost gives insights into our Digital Art Vernissage at the DigiCenter introducing new African artist’s work under the theme Afrotopism.

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