ZICTA partners with Airtel for 2020 ICT Innovation Programme

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 12:19 CET | News

Sixty young Zambians will showcase their ideas under the annual ICT Innovation Programme run by the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) in partnership with Airtel Zambia. ZICTA director general Patrick Mutimushi said the 2020 cohort would show ideas for digital financial services, road safety, education, energy, agriculture, climate change, water and sanitation, and health, including responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Airtel Zambia is the main sponsor of the programme for the second year running. The aim is to find ideas that could be nurtured into commercially viable products and respond to socio-economic needs as a country. Sixty innovations out of 242 applications received have been selected by an independent panel of experts.

The innovators will receive technical and business development support over the next six months. At the end of the programme, the best three will receive financial support towards their innovation initiatives. The virtual launch was viewed by more than 200 participants from various walks of life.

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Categories: IT / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Zambia / ZICTA
Countries: Zambia
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