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Apply now for the Hubiquitous TecHub Catalyst Program (€10,000).

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Apply now for the Hubiquitous TecHub Catalyst Program (€10,000). Applications are now open to Tech hubs to apply for the TecHub Catalyst Program. The Techub Catalyst Program intends to bring at least 10 African Tech Hubs to a higher level in IoT and emerging technologies.

Hubiquitous invites all Tech Hubs to apply for the TecHub Catalyst Program from February 2024 to June 2024 to empower the hubs for technological innovation, skill development, and entrepreneurial growth within their local ecosystems.

Hubiquitous is an EU-Africa project aiming at creating a sustainable and impactful ecosystem of technology hubs in Africa, focusing on IoT (Internet of Things) and related technologies. The program will focus on increasing the hubs’ IoT capabilities and boosting the development of sustainable value-added services.

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The Hub Catalyst Program will empower the hubs for technological innovation, skill development, and entrepreneurial growth within their local ecosystems. They will provide intensive IoT training to the hub personnel (“Train the trainers”). This includes both virtual and in-person training on cutting-edge technologies. The in-person training will take place in Tanzania for one week.

Eligibility and Requirements for the Hubiquitous TecHub Catalyst Program

Participants must meet the following:

  • Participant’s team must nominate two experts at the Hubs as Trainers.
  • Participants must deploy the IoT Lab at their premises using the Solution Boxes for training and developing MVPs.
  • Participants will participate in training sessions, including the in-person Workshop in Tanzania.
  • Participants will run a short IoT certification course.
  • Participants will accelerate two innovative MVPs based on the Solution Box.
  • Participants will co-create new revenue streams based on innovative services.
  • Participants must participate in the Hubiquitous Innovation Week in Europe/
  • Participants must prepare a report of their activities.
  • Participants must have a physical address in an African country or be affiliated with a TecHub or entity based in any African country.
  • Participants must be legally registered with a valid certificate of registration within the respective African country.
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What You Stand to Gain

Selected participants receive the following:

  • Selected participants will get to improve the hub capacity on IoT technologies through intensive “train the trainers”.
  • Selected participants will receive a complete IoT hardware and software “Solution Box” to enable the creation of an IoT Lab.
  • Participants will get to design new tech services that can be a possible additional revenue stream.
  • Participants will also participate in the HUBiquitous Innovation Week in Europe, and showcase the hubs’ achievements.
  • Selected participants will receive 10,000€ will be awarded. This contribution can be used for travel expenses reimbursement, event organization, and MVP costs.

Application Process

The application deadline is the 20th of January, 2024.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the Hubiquitous TecHub Catalyst Program

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