Our Startups

With the increasing number of smartphones all over the world, the demand for power also rises proportionally. Aspawa is a project that enables phone users to access power anytime anywhere and prevent carrying heavy, lethal power banks that can explode any time. The user enters the amount corresponding to the length of charging minutes intended. It takes about 10 seconds to authorize the payment and the phone starts charging.
Team lead: Walter Ombiro
Location: Kenya

Finding a vacant car parking spot and good management of public or private parking is a major problem in Kenya. Our Smart Parking system uses parking sensors connected to a consumer-facing app, that guides drivers to the closest open parking spot.
Team lead: Jean-Baptiste Kamabu
Location: Kenya

It is a great challenge in tracking a cow’s health. The iCattle monitor device provides a farmer with real-time information. The device monitors the condition of the cows with great precision, in order to be able to give the animals the attention they need. iCattle will provide 24/7 monitoring, regardless of farm size, providing real-time information on a smartphone or other device.
Team lead: Jack Mwirigi
Location: Kenya

For years, the norm for homeowners was to get someone to sit in their house for them if they were intending to travel and/or be away from their homes for extended periods of time. The main point of the project is to protect homes from thieves and vandals. Hence the simulation of occupancy, which would act as a deterrent for anyone who might consider your home a target for vandalism or theft.
Team lead: Shadrach Kobimbo
Location: Kenya

There is little intelligence when using traditional irrigation techniques. This leads to excessive waste of water. Our solution collects soil moisture readings, pH levels, temperature and other readings and sends this data to the Waziup cloud. Integrated into the system is an automatic irrigation system that responds to soil moisture readings to automatically sprinkle the farm with the required amount of water.
Team lead: Obed Mogaka
Location: Kenya

Looking for a parking spot in Nairobi’s CBD is like going through a maze. The solution is an IoT product that can sense free slots and send them to a web interface that is controlled by the admin and the free slots are sent to another interface that is accessible to the user where the user can book a free slot and save so much time.
Team lead: Brian Chege Mugo
Location: Kenya

With the current covid-19 pandemic there is much need for Smart hand washers to help people wash their hands without touching any surfaces. Tech Nawa (Smart hand-washer system) is an automated hand washing system that has been designed to replace the already existing hand washing taps to reduce contact with physical parts hence reducing the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease.
Team Lead: Linet Kiunga
Location: Kenya

The current locust swarms being witnessed in East Africa are being projected to be a serious threat to food security and livelihoods in the region. Inset, we propose a preventive early warning measure that utilizes emergent technologies in ICT. The end goal will be to inform concerned authorities early, giving them the means to take effective measures before the eggs hatch and develop into adults.
Team Lead: Joseph Shitote
Location: Kenya

The current digital health system for Covid-19 tracing is slow, difficult to use because many individuals do not have smartphones or internet access, and has security weaknesses. CiTe delivers Covid-19 contact tracing and accurate digital health feedback. This system provides clients with secure contact tracing, an accessible system that does not require devices or the internet, and real-time delivery tracking.
Team Lead: Solomon Muhunyo Githu
Location: Kenya

With lack of constant monitoring of the cost of energy, insufficient data on energy efficient upgrades, and no performance metrics available to compare the return on investment (R.O.I) of various energy efficiency and renewable choices, electricity prices are expensive. Diodetech provides data-driven, sustainable energy efficiency and renewable energy management, monitoring, and cloud simulations. They ensure that clients invest in solutions that provide the maximum return by leveraging the power of I.O.T. and technology. These tailored solutions have sensors that collect data on parameters that affect energy usage and provide real-time monitoring of energy consumption
Team Lead: Douglas Rono
Location: Kenya

Manual meter reading collection is costly. Inaccurate data readings lead to common frustrations and conflicts between tenants and site owners. The smart meter IoT platform will solve power management issues in commercial buildings and sites and communities in general. Notifications are received on the MyPowerManager App client app and action can be taken by the client.
Team Lead: Sedrick Otolo
Location: Uganda

This system came into being in 2020 after research made on Ugandan poultry farms. The Incotech egg incubator is an IoT based system that monitors the humidity, temperature, and condition of the eggs.
Team Lead: Onyango George Adams
Location: Uganda

In many supermarkets, the payment method is a slow process which leads customers to wait in a long queue wasting their time. Hence, we are proposing to develop a smart shopping trolley that will keep track of purchased products with a Smart Trolley that has NFC technology installed and also online transactions for billing using RFID and ZigBee.
Team Lead: Noah Amani Kasambi
Location: Uganda

Worldwide, 800 pregnant mothers die every day and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. The pregnancy tracker, embedded with Waziup IoT technology, aids the doctor in receiving real-time data of his patients (expectant mother) and also in alerting the expectant mothers with a pregnancy complication if something is not fine with their body so that they are able to seek real-time help from the doctor.
Team Lead: Sedrick Otolo
Location: Uganda

Traffic congestion monitoring and control has become a great challenge. Slow traffic flow due to traffic jams causes lots of delays and fuel wastage as short distances take lots of time. A traffic management system that uses motion sensors and cameras to monitor traffic flow and shares information on which areas are with no or slow traffic flow. This information may be used to alter the behaviour of traffic lights.
Team Lead: Kamazi Francesco
Location: Uganda

Globally, poor sanitation is one of the main causes of illness and socio-economic problems. Systems is an IoT system that helps in tracking dustbins, toilets, septics and pit latrines when they are almost full. This system will send a notification to the center to notify the center/control system. The smart bin can tell in real-time when the bins are full and need to be emptied. Team Lead: Jjunju Jackson Location: Uganda

People can be exposed to hazardous gases, which might have a negative impact on their health. Carbon monoxide buildup in the home or workplace affects air quality and can lead to suffocation. Leakage of combustible gas, such as LPG, can start fires or cause explosions in homes or workplaces. Delays in fire detection in homes or workplaces can result in property loss. The Home Safety System is an IoT device that monitors and detects gas leaks in the home or office. It also measures the levels of carbon monoxide, smoke, and the temperature in real time. The technology functions as a smart fire detector.
Team Lead: Mujjona Eric
Location: Uganda

According to the International Soil Reference and Information Centre, 2019, climate variability and human induced soil health degradation greatly hinders food security in Uganda. Our smart farming innovation - Hydroponic Model HSFU2020 - has 32 planters, can grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs, has a submersible pump, and has a printed 3D cover for IoT automation systems. This enables farmers to cultivate directly on and off site. It can be controlled remotely for owners to gain access to healthy nutrition every day for the entire year.
Team Lead: Turyamureeba Amon
Location: Uganda

Poor monitoring of environmental variables such as light, salinity, soil pH, and temperature, as well as events such as a fire, flooding, or plowing are the primary causes of poor seedling development, which costs the producer a lot of money. The Tree-Bis is a web & mobile platform where nursery bed tree growers can monitor the varying weather conditions affecting the healthy growth of seedlings cheaply, remotely, and get predictions through a user-friendly IoT device -“Tree-bis Device”.
Team Lead: Jeremiah Joseph Okello
Location: Uganda

The inability of farmers to monitor soil details, crops, and farms as a whole remotely. FarmAcy Smart devices would help farmers monitor their farms in real-time. The device collects soil moisture, humidity, temperature, etc. via sensors and pushes the data to the Waziup cloud platform.
Team Lead: Juanita Sackey
Location: Ghana

The average Ghanaian spends 10% of his/her salary on electricity bills and most homes and offices do not have a smart security system. HomA system makes users aware of the internal conditions of the home. It displays air quality and occupancy states, and it allows remote control of appliances, alerting users in cases of theft, gas leakages, or fire outbreaks.
Team Lead: Nyarko Reginald
Location: Ghana

Looking for a parking spot in Nairobi’s CBD is like going through a maze. The solution is an IoT product that can sense free slots and send them to a web interface that is controlled by the admin and the free slots are sent to another interface that is accessible to the user where the user can book a free slot and save so much time.
Team lead: Brian Chege Mugo
Location: Kenya

Mushroom farmers rely on conditions such as temperature, moisture, and light intensity, but currently most farmers do not have systems that make it easier for them to monitor and control these parameters. The solution monitors the production of mushrooms to increase it by accessing information through data collected in the environment for automation of the production chain.
Team Lead: Godwin Mensah Atinyi
Location: Ghana

Impaired by their lack of sight, blind people often get into accidents especially in the absence of caregivers. These accidents may be very catastrophic or worse, fatal. Visual aid is a device that will aid visually impaired individuals to navigate their environs; this will be coupled with an application that can notify caregivers of impending accidents with regards to obstacles or hot objects during movement of their ward so they can promptly respond.
Team Lead: Desmond Afisah Bempon
Location: Ghana

Globally, air pollution is a significant environmental issue. Due to the lack of smart air monitoring equipment, many individuals in this region of the globe are at risk of developing diseases as a result of air pollution. Those air monitoring devices that are accessible are expensive, making them difficult to obtain for the larger population. AirSene offers smart IoT based devices and a cloud based platform offering cheap solutions to air quality monitoring.
Team Lead: Dauda Mustapha
Location: Ghana

According to the World Food Program, only about 25% of crops grown in Africa are actually consumed. This is due to global warming and lack of crop nutrients from the soil. GreenGrow offers an intuitive software application for users to gain control of their farm or greenhouse. Customers are able to view sensor data from the farm in real-time on the app and access 24/7 customer care service.
Team Lead: Joshua Nti
Location: Ghana

The average Ghanaian has difficulty determining how much energy he or she is paying for and how much energy his or her electrical equipment consumes. According to the Ghana Energy Information Agency and Ghanaweb.com statistics, electricity use has risen in recent years and is accompanied by higher bills. Soctech Systems provides smart devices such as smart switches, smart wall sockets, smart extension boards, and energy management applications. They enable users to control and automate the energy consumption of electrical appliances.
Team Lead: Dean Prince Agbodjan
Location: Ghana

Preventing littering and making sure all solid waste gets into the recycling pipeline is a major challenge for the eThekwini Municipality. The solution is a smart interactive and IoT enabled bin for the public which encourages throwing litter into the bin. The bin engages with the user, saying “thank you” in any of South Africa's official languages.
Team Lead: Mandisa Gono
Location: South Africa

Fresh food crops are not rapidly accessible in urban areas and yet urban agriculture is taking off, Molemi IoT sees an opportunity to provide urban farmers with relevant data to produce high-quality yield. The product is a portable greenhouse that can be used for both indoor and outdoor gardening/farming. It uses hydroponics as a method of growing food crops.
Team Lead: Tiisetso Mphuthi
Location: South Africa

Triage is the process of sorting patients into different priorities based upon their degree of illness or injury. The South African Triage Scale (SATS) is a scientifically-derived triage tool initially developed by the South African Triage Group (SATG). The system will allow for 20 different biometric parameters such as pulse, breath rate, blood oxygen, electrocardiogram signals, blood pressure, muscle electromyography signals, glucose levels, galvanic skin response, lung capacity, snore waves, patient position, airflow etc.
Team Lead: Isaac Maisha Mongali
Location: South Africa

In South Africa, there is a lack of models, simulations, and procedures to contain viral infections mainly because of inexperience with such threats. The solution entails an integrated system that utilizes computer vision and smart sensors to monitor work environments for PPE usage, sanitary human contact procedures, machine learning to analyze and develop procedures that reduce risks of infection.
Team Lead: Nokubonga
Location: South Africa

Due to a lack of timely soil data information, farmers mistakenly over-fertilize their soils. Intel Farming delivers an easy-to-use soil monitoring system that can assist farmers in reducing fertilizer waste and increasing land production per square hectare by regularly extracting data from the farmer's soil and analyzing it in real-time using our wireless IoT soil probes and Web App augmented by Artificial Intelligence Technology. This would allow farmers to make better informed decisions.
Team Lead: David Edwards
Location: South Africa

Property or residential owners can feel unsafe because their properties are not constantly monitored when they are unavailable. The Real Estate Ma-Mo device will help control the level of security and damage to property in an affordable way by providing property and residential owners with real-time data, letting them know their property is safe.
Team Lead: Xoliswa Shandu
Location: South Africa

Fires cause damage, injure, or kill people. Fires in commercial sites can spread rapidly, so early detection is key to maintaining the safety of tenants and reducing the amount of property damage. The solution helps to fight and reduce fire damage, especially in local markets and uses LoRa to build affordable fire detection devices that can be purchased by business owners and installed in their shops and workplaces.
Team Lead: Djibril Sall
Location: Senegal

In a constantly changing world, production is more important than consumption. It is also difficult these days to keep certain products fresh. The solution is a connected barn based on IoT technology that offers an automated management system for the conservation of agricultural crops.
Team Lead: Madjiguene Sene
Location: Senegal

Degradation of cultivable areas leads to food shortage and the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers results in food poisoning and disease. Our solution uses ancestral technology (aquaponics) combined with ICT. We ozonate the environment by creating forests on the facades of buildings. With an aquaponics system, coupled with IoT technology and gravitational irrigation equipment, we can transform the facade of a building into a garden.
Team Lead: Masserigne Diop
Location: Senegal

The problem faced is a lack of knowledge or means for micro gardening. The solution is to create affordable, easy to use "intelligent crop tables". The goal is to maintain the well-being of a garden using the Internet of Things (IoT). With the versatility of the present software, embedded systems and tools, the planter (crop table) is integrated with sensors that monitor the real-time status of the crops. The smartphone app opens access to the data and helps taking necessary action when needed.
Team Lead: Sokhna Fatma Sakho
Location: Senegal

The use of septic tanks to hold household waste water is quite common throughout Africa and Asia. The users are unaware when the pits are full, causing sludge and waste water to overflow into the house and surroundings, emitting foul smells. Fossetic, a septic tank level warning system was developed for this reason. When the pit reaches a certain level, this warning system – Lora communication (WaziHub technology) delivers an alert via SMS or audio signal. The user is notified in good time, and our emptying service is able to intervene.
Team Lead: Mourtalla Mbeguere
Location: Senegal

Air pollution causes a number of allergies and respiratory disorders. The air indoors is more contaminated than the air outdoors, and we spend 80% of our time indoors. Smart Weather measures key data in your home, such as temperature, CO2 levels, and pollution, and notifies you via a color code based on the results. You receive notifications on your phone's screen. You can view the history of your indoor data and the weather forecast in the app as well.
Team Lead: Penda Fall
Location: Senegal

Using and maintaining solar panels has become problematic due to late failure detection, decreased system performance, or total system unavailability, reduced installation productivity, and high maintenance costs. Volta Safe provides real-time supervision and fault diagnosis to users. Remote monitoring of photovoltaic installation via sensors connected to a gateway also facilitates installation maintenance and upkeep.
Team Lead: Mame Faty Kane
Location: Senegal

In Tanzania we have a serious problem with telecommunication (weak signal reception), due to the shortage of towers and the relevant environment in some villages services do not function well. The solution amplifies the weak signal and rebroadcasts it as a strong one thus reducing dropped calls.
Team Lead: Said Hozza
Location: Tanzania

Many people in Sub-Saharan Africa fail to manage and keep track of their water consumption data. As a result, there is a lack of accurate data on water consumption in the area. Also, because most nations utilize immersive data gathering methods, they are losing income from water services. The Water ATM Machine allows customers to use a credit card over mobile networks. The owner of this ATM gets reports at any time by defining a specified date-time, day, monthly, and yearly range. If the balance is inadequate to enable the machine to gather water, Huna Salio will be notified.
Team Lead: Festo Mwangungulu
Location: Tanzania

Too many farmers in Tanzania are unable to manage their farms due to the absence of real-time data and support. Farmers may lose up to 10% of their productivity if important activities are not completed on time. The shortage of agronomists is a serious issue for Tanzanian farmers. N-switch is an electronic device designed to help farmers manage their farms. Farmers will receive real-time updates making it unnecessary for an agronomist to travel long distances; instead, they will have access to all relevant information. They will receive reminders from N-switch on the current activities that have to be done immediately.
Team Lead: Shedrack Mkwepu
Location: Tanzania

Poor feed intake by cattle as a result of variations in environmental temperature and humidity affects milk productivity in the dairy sector. The proposed solution will be a decision support tool that generates the Relative Humidity and Temperature Index. The index will inform a farmer when he or she should respond to the animal to manage the stress caused by changes in environmental factors.
Team Lead: Wamola Mwangwa
Location: Tanzania