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 Developing natural biological resources into commercial products

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Developing natural biological resources into commercial products

Earlier this year the department of science and technology launched the country's bio-economy strategy, a road map on how to develop South Africa's natural biological resources into commercial products. This is one of the byproducts of that strategy - the Gauteng BioPark. Only barely completed, the facility hopes to boost biotechnology innovation across sectors, and earlier [email protected] spoke to the Innovation Hub's Dr Boitumelo Semete to find out how they plan to do it.

 Insights into Uganda's agricultural biotechnology

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Insights into Uganda's agricultural biotechnology

Food security is a major concern for Africa. From creating employment, to feeding people, agriculture is central to most countries' economies. So when it comes to protecting Uganda's favourable soil conditions as well as the future of their crops, farmers are turning to biotechnology for the solution.

 Turning biotechnology into a business

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Turning biotechnology into a business

Cape Town based company Synexa have established themselves as a crucial role-player in the pharmaceutical sector by turning biotechnology into a business. They provide an innovative range of specialist diagnostic tests to local clinicians, and now are offering clinical trials for drug-developing firms around the world.

 'My World of Tomorrow Movement' an innovation by Business Connexion

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'My World of Tomorrow Movement' an innovation by Business Connexion

My World of Tomorrow is Africa's pioneer platform for interaction and enlightenment in the technology and innovation space. It's taken more than a yea'’s preparation from Business Connexion, and their chief operating office Matthew Blewett spoke to Tech @ Works' Natascha Jacobsz about the My World of Tomorrow Movement.

 Insight into Eikon Design Lab

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Insight into Eikon Design Lab

Eikon by Thomson Reuters is already one of the most comprehensive financial tools around, giving you relevant financial content from trusted sources. But an outstanding product has to be designed around customer needs, and so Thomson Reuters is using the latest technology to do just that.

 Bitcoin Vending Machine your way to virtual currency

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Bitcoin Vending Machine your way to virtual currency

With the current exchange rate at just over R4000 to a bitcoin, it's still too early to tell what lies in store for the virtual currency -but it is at least making inroads into Africa. South Africa's first bitcoin vending machine was recently installed in centurion letting you change our physical rands into digital dollars.

 Insight into Eskom's expo for young scientists 2014

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Insight into Eskom's expo for young scientists 2014

The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists is South Africa's only science fair for schools, and brings together learners like (student), teachers and educational institutions to increase science and technology awareness, and help learners explore its entrepreneurial possibilities. [email protected]' Natascha Jacobsz spoke to Eskom's Pieter Pretorius about the importance of the expo and why Eskom chose to back it.

 ENEZA Kenya's innovative education app

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

ENEZA Kenya's innovative education app

While the rest of the world is deciding on which new smartphone to get, in Africa the situation is a lot more basic. But to local innovators that's not a problem, it's an opportunity. Nairobi-based Eneza is one of these innovations, proving that an inexpensive feature phone is more than enough to help improve a learner's performance.

 ONYX glass introduces innovative marketing

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

ONYX glass introduces innovative marketing

They say that marketing is everywhere, and two South African entrepreneurs really took that to heart. Onyx Display Media's interactive fridge-display solution is an innovative approach to in-store marketing and they're making their way into local stores. So don't be alarmed if next time you're at the supermarket you see someone waving at a fridge.

 Africa's introduction to PIING

Video / 5/19/2015 10:05:10 AM

Africa's introduction to PIING

Piing is a locally developed app that hopes to revolutionise the way retailers communicate with their customers. Currently in test phase, it's the first in Africa to make use of Bluetooth proximity technology and could help you make your shopping decisions before you even enter the store.

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