Posts tagged as IBM

Startup accelerator to develop growth stage tech

IBM South Africa, through its Equity Equivalence Investment Programme (EEIP) together with Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, have launched a startup accelerator taking place from 8 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. The programme is designed to develop growth stage tech and digital startups using a boot camp format. The boot camp will focus on enablement […]

Hackathon incubates water-wise innovation

Urbanisation is affecting the world’s water reserves and, by 2030, the world will need 40% more potable water than is currently available. Compounding the issue and according to the UN’s Water for Life report, it is estimated that some 300 of the 800-million inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments. South Africa’s Western Cape province is […]

MESA mastering the fourth industrial revolution

  The eighth annual MESA Africa conference was held on 17 and 18 November in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.  The theme was “Mastering the fourth industrial revolution: Smart MOM 4 Industry”. Delegates were welcomed by Daniel Spies, chairman of MESA Africa, who gave feedback on recent developments in MESA Africa: its establishment as a non-profit corporation (NPC); […]

A place for digital software advancement

  The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and its partners in government, business and industry launched the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on 1 September 2016. Tshimologong will incubate start-ups, commercialise research and develop high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youths. Through Wits’ Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), Tshimologong […]

Research lab opens in Braamfontein

  IBM opened its second research location on the African continent at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 25 August 2016. The two-level, 900 m2 lab has a DIY maker-space with electronic design equipment and a 3D printer. Agile work space provides a collaborative environment for IBM scientists to train […]