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.

This post was originally published at PAEPARD by François Stepman. It has been republished here with permission.

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