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It’s time for an innovation revolution in Africa by Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi

In an increasingly globalized world, innovation has become a key differentiating feature that can define long-term business success, which in turn leads to economic growth and consequent job creation. Fostering innovation has however often been the privilege of wealthy nations, given the high R&D costs associated with it and the investments in human capital required to succeed in this...

SOUTHWEST GOVERNANCE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2017 BY DIPO FAMAKINWA

SHARING PRACTICES THAT WORKPermit me to welcome everyone to this interaction with you, our friends in the media, and to thank you for the support that you have given DAWN Commission since its inception in July 2013. It is our pleasure to have you here and we hope that our meeting today shall be fruitful.DAWN Commission, the agency set...

AFRICA CATALYST 16/17: PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE NIMechE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017

AN ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN LAGOS CHAPTER OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (NIMechE) ENGR. (MRS) FUNMI AKINGBAGBOHUN, (FNIMechE) ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR THE NIMechE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017. THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY, 2017.Executives and Members of NIMechE and NSE here present,Members of the Press corps,Representatives of Universities here presents,Mechanical Engineering Students here presents,Distinguished Guests,Ladies and Gentlemen,I...

Why your best ideas rarely make it past your desk by James G. Bohn

The world is filled with books, conferences, trinkets, magazines, journals, consultants and seminars to generate ideas that will improve the bottom line. People get excited about the ideas generated through these resources, and sometimes they spring them on their unsuspecting organizations. Yet the vast majority of spontaneous (even great!) ideas never make it past a manager's desk. Why?I researched...

HIV Test to Go: USB Tool Could Aid Developing Countries

A team of engineers and scientists from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics has developed a disposable USB device to detect HIV with a single drop of blood.The tiny test kit uses a mobile phone chip to determine whether the HIV virus is present in a small blood sample. When the virus is picked up, it triggers a change...

Genetic engineering ‘breakthrough’ could slow aging, reverse blindness

In what is said to be a breakthrough for genetic engineering, scientists have restored sight in partially-blind rats by using a new technique that may even extend the human lifespan.Researchers at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California, have uncovered what they have described as the “holy grail” in genetic editing – how to insert new strands of DNA...

Singapore Engineering Students Take to the Skies with an Electric Paraglider Trike

Engineering students in the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) at the National University of Singapore have been busy building a lightweight electric paraglider -- a vehicle envisioned as a clean, safe and simple way to get humans off the ground.This project was developed at the behest of National Geographic, which requested the battery-powered flying machine to feature as part of their...

Engineers urge ethical compliance, innovation in engineering practice

Amid the challenges of quacks and non-compliance to job specifications confronting the built industry, engineers have been tasked to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the economy.This they should do by maintaining strict adherence to the core values of professionalism in discharging their responsibilities to the society, which looks up to them.General Manager, Energy and Projects, Lafarge...

Develop blueprint for industry protection, Gov Mimiko urges FG

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko (2ndR), Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr Lawal Babachir (L), National President, Council of Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr Kashim Ali (2ndL) and Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe, at the opening ceremony of the 25th Engineering Assembly of COREN, held at the International Culture and Event Centre...

How an engineering college project turned into India’s first electric motorcycle company BY Devjyot Ghoshal

Much of Kapil Shelke’s childhood was spent tinkering with toy cars, with a penchant for dismantling and then putting them back together.By the time he got to Pune’s DY Patil College of Engineering in 2005, he had moved on to bigger and more powerful toys—like motorcycles. A couple of years into his degree, he, along with three classmates, decided...