Supporting IoT innovations in African Tech Hubs

WAZIHUB (Open-Hub in Swahili) is an innovation project aiming at boosting IoT & Big Data innovations in Africa through African Tech Hubs. The project consortium is formed by 10 African partners and 4 European partners. WAZIHUB brings experience to create a working environment to accelerate services based on collaborative knowledge generation and integration. The project uses a collaborative problem-solving and innovation approach to enable win-win outcomes for both EU and African partners while tackling key societal challenges and problems. The project aims to iterate and extract value from value-added IoT innovative services based on the technologies developed in WAZIUP and FiWARE (www.fiware.org). WAZIHUB exploits and shares IoT Technology.

The vision of WAZIHUB is to exploit IoT potential and Big-Data technologies best-practices through the involvement of innovators . The project aims to enable the creation of a network of Open Hubs throughout Africa where:

  1. Entrepreneurs and developers can be trained
  2. Innovative IoT technology solutions can be adapted
  3. New business can rise to match local service needs.
This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101016895

Category: Horizon 2020

  • Senegal
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
Duration: 3 years