Innovate Ghana to Host 6th High School Challenge Awards

Innovate Ghana is set to host the 6th edition of its annual high school challenge awards tomorrow, August 10, 2018 at Legon.

The event which will take place at the International House Auditorium, at the University of Ghana will commence at 4pm and end at 8pm.

The year’s competition features two-cohorts from high schools and tertiary schools around the country.

Participants will showcase innovative products and services designed to transform communities.

The challenge focuses on solving societal problems using science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

It is proudly powered by Gremkay International and supported by University of Ghana, Junior Camp Ghana, the Kumasi Hive and Primus Photography.

This year’s competition challenges high school and tertiary students to develop solutions to local problems issues
using STEM in line with Ghana’s One District One Factory initiative.

It is aimed at not only developing our next
generation of scientists and inventors, but introducing students to the concept of community service, entrepreneurship
and the capacity today’s Ghanaian youth holds in realizing social change for the good.

Innovate Ghana hopes to imbue in the
participants a mindset that seeks to initiate changes to problems they encounter in their communities.

Innovations to be showcased
• Agriculture: Agri-business service providing affordable, turn-key farms and farming services for youth,
solutions for long term vegetable storage, online platform for farm produce, and an automatic irrigation system with moisture sensors, calcium supplements for poultry, pig feed

• Healthcare: Bamboo walking aids for the disabled, healthcare platforms for local and natural remedies, Neem
oil skin care products for malaria prevention

• Energy: Self charging generator, Low-cost lithium-ion power pack with solar option

• Art: Online Platform for artists and creatives

Special guests

  • Adelaide Asante, Director, STI, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Founder, GhanaThink Foundation
  • Emily Sheldon, Director of Health Innovation, Impact Hub Accra
  • Jorge Appiah, Co-founder & CEO, Kumasi Hive
  • Mammie Hutchful Nortey, Research Development Officer, Office of Research Innovation and Development
    (University of Ghana)
  • Thomas Tagoe, Co-Founder, GhScientific

According to Innovate Ghana, the event is open to the public, interested individuals can visit www.innovategh.com or innovategh on Facebook for further enquiries.

By:StephanieHorsu/techvoiceafrica.com

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