Nelson Mandela Bay iHub is a business incubator located in Port Elizabeth and Thembalethu, George that supports businesses in ICT. The iHub has a specific focus on technologies that have the potential to disrupt existing value chains and facilitate market access for our incubatees whilst

Africa is the youngest continent on the planet. 22 per cent of Africa’s working-age population are starting businesses – the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world. Therefore, the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award brings together, the need for innovative solutions to support healthcare workers with the power of the young entrepreneurial spirit.

Applicants must be aged between 18-35 at the time of applying for the Award and be a citizen or national of an African country. 

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Diagnosis of a disease typically includes testing of patient samples on an appropriate diagnostic platform, and it is necessary to perform proficiency testing of these platforms regularly, so as to assure the accuracy of the results,  Professor Kana and his team at Wits have developed proficiency...

Treating relatively fine bone fractures is challenging, as mechanisms to promote and correct bone growth used in large fractures are not suitable. Wits researchers have developed an injectable compound which is liquid at room temperature and becomes solid at body temperature that meets this need. It...

The risk of occupational exposure to aerosolised bio-contaminants (potentially pathogenic viruses, bacteria and yeasts) in dentistry and the dental office environment has been highlighted in the literature for many years. Removal of these aerosols would decrease oral healthcare workers' risk of...

The ‘OggieAir, Clear Face’ respirator provides safe, cooling airflow for users in stressful humid environments. The clear full-face visor allows the user to maintain a human connection with those around them, reducing fear, enabling lip-reading and reassuring facial expression, particularly for...

The Innovation and Health Summit provides the platform for experts, specialists, researchers, investors, developers and innovators related to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and related innovation and technology provides a great opportunity to cross-reference and share solutions with a broad...

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The Innovation and Health Summit provides the platform for experts, specialists, researchers, investors, developers and innovators related to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and related innovation and technology provides a great opportunity to cross-reference and share solutions with a broad...

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This is a high-tech lighting solution that simulates a real skylight, having application to environments that have little or no access to natural lighting. This type of circadian lighting technology has also been known to have a positive effect on the wellness of individuals.