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By Francis Wainaina, Senior Product Manager at SEACOM East Africa Worth Noting: Efficient manufacturing is about accomplishing more with fewer resources without compromising on quality. It is also about effectively managing communication between suppliers and distributors, streamlining production schedules through real-time and insight-driven monitoring, and minimising operational costs. Cloud technologies play directly into all of …

By:Patrick Ndegwa, EACOM East Africa Business Sales Lead Worth Noting: Unfortunately, access to quality healthcare remains a major challenge in populous countries like Kenya. While this access is considered a constitutional right, many Kenyan citizens still can’t afford to cover all their health costs at public or private clinics – and only around 25% are …

By: Our Reporter   Briefly introduce your initiative?  Bantaba enables Startups in Africa to access talent and capital from the diaspora community. Our community centred platform will foster innovation in Africa by enabling startups to access the diaspora’s resources. Together, we can all support the women and men addressing the continent’s biggest challenges. Vision, Mission …

PSCU – President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the importance of public-private partnerships (PPP) in advancing the Government’s manufacturing pillar of the Big 4 Agenda. Speaking on Monday when he opened a nanotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing facility at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri County, President Kenyatta said such factories form the foundation of making …

By :NABUNGOLO BRIAN It’s time for African leaders to be committed and consider inputting structures of research institutions and technology investment to be able to solve emergency issues like other continents. With the current situation of Covid -19 pandemic, nations that had invested in technology and medical research facilities  , the issue of manufacturing of …

By Prof Phillip Machanick Worth Noting: According to an article published in 2017 by the Journal of Educational Technology Systems, co-authored byMansurehKebritchi, Angie Lipschuetz, and Lilia Santiague, online education and especially in higher education, “changes all concepts of education.” This means embracing of digital technologies will lead to a wholesale change in how we conduct …

Sony has matched the price of the forthcoming flagship PlayStation 5 to that of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Last time round, the PS4 significantly undercut the Xbox One at launch. Sony also confirmed the PS5’s “digital edition” – which does not have a disc drive – would cost about 40% more than the low-end Xbox …

Lincoln Wamae, Githurai Innovator and founder of Linccell Technology. photo courtesy

By: Justus Obando @MountKenyaTimes A Kenyan innovator has won a cash prize of Sh2 million (US$20,000) for his electric wheelchair that can also withstand rough roads and also convenient for indoor use. Lincoln Wamae, the founder of Linccell Technology, also received three months of technical support to expand his innovation capabilities. So far, Wamae has …

By: Jane Njoki @MountKenyaTimes Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) approved ventilators developed by Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) automotive sector will be used by hospitals in fight against Corornavirus. On Tuesday, April 21, the ventilators were presented to the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Ms Betty Maina. Ms Maina applauded the move as …

Written by: Meshack Masibo In April the government of Kenya kicked off its ambitious project meant to provide solar energy and cash transfers to over a million Kenyans in 47 counties with pilot projects starting in Kilifi and Garissa counties. The Swedish government is funding the ‘project dubbed Mwangaza Mashinani’ program with the sole aim …