Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fertilizing innovations

Frank Mollel says his fertilizer distributing cart
is a good example of the type of technological
innovation everyday Africans need
The Tanzania Inventors and Techno-Thinkers Consortium is a non-profit organization responsible for seeking bright inventive or innovative ideas that would otherwise go unpursued and inspire their transformation into real products or useful technologies.

See BBC News: The African invention school inspired by bike parts
Objectives
  • Inspiring innovative thinking and behavior
  • Acquiring and disseminating useful industrial technologies
  • Assisting in the development of innovative ideas
  • Teaching the principles of innovation
  • Encouraging young people to think in a creative and innovative way
  • Encouraging the industrial sector stakeholders to participate in the process of discovering and nurturing bright innovative ideas
Activities
  • Accumulating and maintaining an innovative ideas databank
  • Researching and developing innovative ideas
  • Organizing innovation-oriented workshops and competitions in primary and secondary schools
  • Creating a network between the research institutes and idea owners to inspire the share of resources and expertise.

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