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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-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Net EU contribution
€ 518 750,00
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 162 875,00
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INNOTEC21 GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 363 112,49
Address
Delitzscher Str. 36
04129 Leipzig

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 619,64
ORANGE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 210 525,00
Address
111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 225,00
SONATEL - SA
Senegal
Net EU contribution
€ 77 000,00
Address
64 Voie De Dégagement Nord (Vdn)
Dakar

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 33 000,00
UNIVERSITE GASTON BERGER DE SAINT LOUIS
Senegal
Net EU contribution
€ 69 000,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISPACE FOUNDATION
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 39 875,00
Address
F618/2 Anumansa Lokko Streets 146 East C Borg Esta Osu
BTC2278 Accra

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUMASI HIVE
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 87 500,00
Address
Ph 49, Se29056 Drive, 2nd Turn Behind Mizpah Schoo
Kumasi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DAR TEKNOHAMA BUSINESS INCUBATOR LIMITED
Tanzania
Net EU contribution
€ 74 000,00
Address
Tanzania Commission For Science And Technology
Dar Es Saalam

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Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 85 125,00
Address
Ole Sangale Road Madaraka Estate
00200 Nairobi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAKERS BE LIKE
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 64 750,00
Address
43 Station Drive
4001 Durban

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 750,00
HIVE COLAB
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 81 425,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY UGANDA
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 75 500,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CLOUD PORT LIMITED
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 89 250,00
Address
2nd Emmause Lane Labone Accra
Tema

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 38 250,00