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Vibranium is now in Nigeria…somewhere on Lagos mainland

Earlier this year at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), a private institution located in Southfield, Michigan, students who enrolled in two sections of general chemistry courses (University Chemistry I, CHM1213) had to answer a question they never expected in their exam. If vibranium, the wonder-element of the Marvel blockbuster hit Black Panther, actually existed, where would it appear [...]

By | 2018-06-27T10:51:21+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

2018 FIFA World Cup showcases innovation in football

Football is a big business. Why wouldn't it be? The average audience watching a World Cup stands at 3.5 billion and 1.7 billion for the UEFA Champions League. Another 1 billion people watch the FIFA Confederations Cup and that's not all, the big leagues across Europe attracts huge followership worldwide. The European football market is now worth some $30 billion. Although [...]

By | 2018-06-25T07:37:10+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

Wanted! The best disruptive startups in Nigeria

AfricaArena, the African tech ecosystem accelerator is looking for the best disruptive startups in Nigeria to pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The conference will take place on November 15 and 16. The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization. A pre-selection event will hold in Lagos on [...]

By | 2018-06-08T16:18:59+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

This new facility can compress geography

Sony Pictures Entertainment is building a new state-of-the-art digital technology facility dubbed Innovation Studios, which is scheduled to open later this year. Innovation Studios is being housed on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Calif., and is designed to bring advanced technologies like volumetric capture to filmmakers, TV show producers and even Hollywood outsiders.   Innovation Studios [...]

By | 2018-06-07T16:33:54+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

Your company needs an innovation culture, not an innovation team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it was quite some time ago. After all, now that digital i inherent in all aspects [...]

By | 2018-06-07T12:39:34+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Community|1 Comment

Nigeria is setting up 6 innovation hubs

The Nigerian government is setting up innovation hubs in the six geopolitical zones of the country. Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo said this on June 5, 2018 at the launching of the North East Humanitarian Innovation Hub in Yola, Adamawa State. The vice president said that the centres would provide opportunities for youths to think and [...]

By | 2018-06-07T12:04:09+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

#BeatPlasticPollution: If you can’t reuse it, refuse it

“Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. Chosen by this year’s host, India, the theme of World Environment Day 2018 invites us all to consider how we can make [...]

By | 2018-06-04T10:10:48+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about GDPR

What does GDPR stand for? General Data Protection Regulation. How did it come about? In January 2012, the European Commission set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union in order to make Europe 'fit for the digital age'. Almost four years later, agreement was reached on what that involved and how it [...]

By | 2018-06-01T16:43:10+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Community|0 Comments