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Help us map the African IoT & Big Data Ecosystem

WAZIHUB project aims to set up a free African IoT & Big Data Ecosystem Directory and invites you to take part in this effort. The results of this exercise will inform IoT & Big Data interventions that governments and innovation actors can implement:
● To increase uptake and use of the Internet of Things & Big Data in both public and private sector;
● To encourage the development of local capacities and innovations;
● To explore foundational components and systems, solutions and stakeholders in ecosystems by location
The Directory will also be a source for industry-leading solutions featuring the latest technologies. Please take a few minutes to tell us about your IoT related initiatives, IoT solutions/products.


Disclaimer: all information provided will only be used for this mapping exercise. The contact details will only be used in case we have follow-up questions.


Take Survey

Enabling Tech Hubs to support Developers and Startups in building low cost end-to-end IoT solutions. The program provides:


01 Capacity Building

This phase develops the technical capabilities of entrepreneurs and startups to build IoT solutions. The program provides IoT bootcamps through Tech hubs in Africa, online IoT training courses and hands-on MVP development solutions of conceptualized ideas.

02 Prototyping

Participants are provided with WAZIUP IoT development kits and resources to build on Minimum Viable products for their solutions. WAZIHUB supports participants to build products and services validated and tested for their target audience.

03 Growth Hacking

The prototypes developed in WAZIHUB undergo business evaluation that aims at creating viable and replicable businesses out of the prototypes that were created in the prototyping phase of the innovation program.

The WAZIHUB innovation program aims to train and equip IoT & Big Data enthusiasts and startups with IoT skills to enable them to transition ideas into successful and sustainable businesses that utilize their newly acquired skills to address local needs.

Are you a
● Tech hubs
● Developers & Engineers
● Startups

The WAZIHUB program can boost your innovations and your community.

What to expect

The program has the following benefits:

1. Free training and capacity building
2. Free IoT development kit for rapid prototyping
3. Fully free access to IoT open API and Cloud platform to develop customized applications
4. Access to technical IoT researchers and experts

Smart Village

WAZIHUB objective is primarily to boost innovation in Africa through IoT & Big Data and with that objective in mind, partners are engaging entrepreneurs in developing solutions for their cities as well as for the rural world.

The WAZIHUB Smart Village is an initiative supported by three partners of the project namely the University Gaston Berger, SONATEL & Orange with the aim to deploy a large-scale testing site for solutions developed for the rural areas. The University Gaston Berger which is located in the outskirts of the region of Saint-Louis hosts this initiative and pilot activities.

The Smart Village is an environment for real life testing of IoT solutions designed for the rural world.

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