Workshop at NBII on “Designing and Developing Digital Businesses”
Almost 30 participants from business, universities, and government took part in a workshop on “Designing and Developing Digital Businesses” that was arranged at NBII, the Namibian Innovation Institute, on 10-March-2016. The focus in the workshop was especially in the development of digital services and applications for communities in emerging markets. Silas Newaka of NBII opened... View Article

Designing Youth Café in Havana
Youth from Havana community (Katutura) started planning a Youth Café in a user-centered workshop on 9th March 2016.  The workshop was facilitated by RLabs Namibia together with teams from Namibia University of Science and Technology and Aalto University, Finland. Altogether there were some 35 participants. The Youth Café will be a place where the youth... View Article

Promoting inclusive and sustainable innovation in Africa
Aalto University representatives Ms Teija Lehtonen, Director of Aalto Global Impact, and Prof Marko Nieminen, Department of Computer Science, attended the 2016 STIAS – Wallenberg Roundtable on Innovation for Prosperity in Stellenbosch on 22 and 23 February 2016. The Roundtable event afforded the opportunity for lively discussions and debates with close to 60 South African,... View Article

Digital services addressing societal issues
Aalto University launched a new collaborative project “Digital Infrastructure Platform for Communities in Emerging Markets” (DIPCEM) in January 2016. The goal of this ongoing planning stage is the creation and gathering of a core group of academic, industrial, and government actors that are capable of forming a network for future research and development projects around... View Article