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Win: EMoS students @ Africa AI & IoT Challenge


CENIT@EA congratulates EMoS students Kaluuma Hillary, Alban Manishimwe and Hillary Kaluuma working under Maendeleo Tech company for winning the 3rd position in the Africa AI & IoT Challenge. The team pitched on “A COVID-19 SOPs Adherence System” and one member will represent at the global event in Dubai, UAE.

About Maendeleo Tech

Maendeleo Tech is a private limited company registered in Uganda. It was started in August 2019 by the MSc. EMoS students Alban Manishimwe, Ivan Koojo and Hillary Kaluuma under the sponsorship of the CENIT@EA, while at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha Tanzania. Maendeleo Tech is a technology solutions provider offering services in mobile and web systems development and maintenance, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big data Analytics applications, Drone Technology, among others. The company operates a niche marketing model focusing on delivering unique, smart and high-value customer-centric products.

Participation in the Africa AI & IoT Challenge

Maendeleo Tech represented by the head of marketing and sales, Kenneth Patrick Asiimwe, emerged 3rd out of 8 at the national finals in Uganda under the category of startups. The idea that won them the 3rd position is “A COVID-19 SOPs Adherence System” that leverages the power of AI and IoT to ensure that people in public spaces like malls, lounges, mass mobility transport modes adhere to the recommended SOPs to curtail the spread of contagious diseases.

The same solution will make data available to stakeholders in the mentioned places to guide their planning and decision making.  The team will have one representative to pitch the same idea and a prototype at the global event in hosted in Dubai, UAE.