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Accelerating Open IoT and Big Data Innovation in Africa

Objective

WAZIHUB (in Swahili for Open-Hub) is an innovation project for Africa aiming to create an OpenHUB of IoT and Big data cutting-edge and African-grade solutions, co-designed by African people where these solutions can then be adapted to match local service needs. The vision of WAZIHUB is to exploit the huge IoT potential and share best practices for IoT and Cloud Technologies use, through the involvement of innovation communities and stakeholders at local district, regional, national and African level. The project goal is to iterate and extract value from spinning-off value-added IoT innovative services (e.g. monitoring, controlling, data analytics) based on the technologies developed in WAZIUP and FIWARE projects.
In order to reach its vision, the project has the following objectives:
• make the IoT, Cloud and Big Data technology more accessible through an easily replicated platform as a service using existing technologies and a smart village reference model for testing and validation
• simplify the start-up creation process through setting up an accelerator program based on established experience
• make the business model more accessible, enabling stakeholders to more easily catalyse around valid, innovative and tested propositions creating innovation ecosystems that also support sustainability
WAZIHUB will exploit mature results already tested and ready for deployment, it will push for impact based on these through a set of ambitious and measurable KPIs in terms of creation of startups, IoT Regional Ecosystems, wide reach trough dissemination and Build Capacity to train, support and mentor targeted audience (startups, SMEs and developers).
WAZIHUB also plans to expand the reach and use of WAZIUP technology to Southeast and Southern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South-Africa, Mozambique) and at the same time to strengthen the activities and the strategic partnership with West Africa (Senegal, Ghana).

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 518 750

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
EU contribution
€ 162 875
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOTEC21 GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 112,49
Address
Delitzscher Str. 36
04129 Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 210 525
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SONATEL - SA
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 77 000
Address
64 Voie De Dégagement Nord (Vdn)
Dakar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE GASTON BERGER DE SAINT LOUIS
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 69 000
Address
Saint Louis
Saint Louis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISPACE FOUNDATION
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 39 875
Address
F618/2 Anumansa Lokko Streets 146 East C Borg Esta Osu
BTC2278 Accra
Activity type
Other
KUMASI HIVE
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Ph 49, Se29056 Drive, 2Nd Turn Behind Mizpah Schoo
Kumasi
Activity type
Other
DAR TEKNOHAMA BUSINESS INCUBATOR LIMITED
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Tanzania Commission For Science And Technology
Dar Es Saalam
Activity type
Other
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 85 125
Address
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAKERS BE LIKE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
43 Station Drive
4001 Durban
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIVE COLAB
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 81 425
Address
Plot 90 Kanjokya Rd
35364 Kampala
Activity type
Other
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY UGANDA
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 75 500
Address
Plot 18 Kanjokya Street
Kampala
Activity type
Other
CLOUD PORT LIMITED
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 89 250
Address
2Nd Emmause Lane Labone Accra
Tema
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)