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Etisalat awards innovative start-ups

15 November 2013, 07:43Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – Local startups have won the two available accolades in the Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.

The innovators of Genii Games (Asa) scooped US$25 000 after the offering was adjudged the most innovative product while innovators of the EFIWE mobile application concept of the Genii Games (Asa) banked $10 000 for winning the most innovative idea award.

The former rewards the most innovative product or service launched in the last 18 months while the other award recognizes the most innovative concept currently not commercially available.

The EFIWE mobile application concept is a Social Education Network and an artificial intelligence driven application with the motto “Explore, Learn and Develop.”

EFIWE aims to present a world of resources and opportunities to African youth to leverage the wealth of possibilities presented by the internet and unleash their creativity.

It provides simulated learning environment within-depth resources in every field and subject of study.

The integration of artificial intelligence, application programming, multimedia and social networking makes learning engaging and stimulating.

The EFIWE mobile application aims to impact the development of education in Africa through a concept that promotes a strong belief that education should not be limited by the walls of a school but expanded to accommodate the internet offering greater opportunities to a wider, more diverse group globally.

EFIWE aims enable youths with similar ideas and dreams to act on their inspiration and not be limited in their ambitions.

The concept will drive technological and entrepreneurial innovations which will in turn drive economic growth.

Genii Games (Asa), meaning "culture" in Yoruba, is a growing collection of interactive, cultural, teaching mobile Apps for Children aged 2-12 years.

It is geared towards addressing the declining interest and knowledge of African culture. These apps include “Yoruba101”, “aHausa” “Igbo101”and “African Folk Tales” focusing on African language, etiquette and culture.

These are enriched are enriched with features such as animation, voice, text, sound, graphics and games to stimulate the interests of children.

Asa is available in iOS (iPad and iPhone), Android and BlackBerry platforms.

The Etisalat-sponsored awards aim to promote the uptake, use and availability of mobile broadband in Africa.

– CAJ News


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