Two Nigerians nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Two Nigerians nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Two Nigerians are among the top 10 nominees shortlisted for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on July 18.

Winners will take home the grand share-prize of $185,000.

Omolabake Adenle was selected for her Voice Recognition and Speech Synthesis Software for African Languages, while Olanisun Adewole was picked for his Sweat TB Test, a non-invasive rapid skin test to detect tuberculosis.

According to a statement by the organisers, the African Innovation Foundation, the nominees from nine African countries were shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors. Read more

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