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5 Opportunities for Entrepreneurs offered by The Botswana Innovation Hub

Here is a list of 5 Opportunities for Botswana based Entrepreneurs offered by The Botswana Innovation Hub every aspiring entrepreneur in Botswana should check out.

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Microsoft Innovation Centre

The establishement of Microsoft Innovation Centre within the Botswana Innovation Hub will play a pivotal role in developing our national software systems by enabling collaboration with the Microsoft Corporation and creating benefits through various technology transfer initiatives.

The Microsoft Innovation Centre will in no small measure support and facilitate research and development, education and innovation activities in ICT. This will be achieved by supporting start-up ventures and assisting existing companies to grow.

The Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) is a state of art technology facility for collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, the primary focus of the MIC is to support software companies through partnerships with government, academia, and industry.

CleanTech Centre of Expertise programme

The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) in collaboration with Lund University and Krinova Science Park in Sweden with support from the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (SIDA) are working on the development of a CleanTech Centre of Expertise programme within the Botswana Innovation Hub. The purpose of the programme is to establish the hub for research and business development on Clean Technologies with relevance to Botswana.

 The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS)

The Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) programme aims at supporting a regional innovation system in the SADC region by bringing together the elements of the systems of innovation in each participating pilot country (Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia), thus building platforms with capacity for implementing product, service and social innovations.

First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC)

First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC) is a technology entrepreneurship development programme, within the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) established to support entrepreneurship and innovation through technology transfer. FSVC identifies, develops and nurtures viable technology oriented start-up businesses with potential to grow locally and into international markets.

The Cyber City Kgotla

The Cyber City Kgotla is an open community workspace where innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and investment meet. As the Botswana Innovation Hub’s ICT Developer Community we exist to facilitate the development and growth of innovative technology ideas that will  ultimately bear social and economic benefits to Botswana and beyond. We are building a platform for all those in the technology space in Botswana to actively engage from the researcher, developer,  tech-entrepreneur, ICT Corporate to investor.

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