HomeNews&EventsCIT NewsCoCIS students scoop Orange Innovation awards, cash
  • Popular
  • Recent

CoCIS students scoop Orange Innovation awards, cash

Revising for examinations will soon become more interesting after a group of students from the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) developed a mobile application - €˜My Revision Guide€„¢ that helps students revise on their phones. This app was the overall winner in the recently concluded Orange Community Innovation Awards 2012, earning sh10million for its developers - Fred Bisaso and Yasin Sekabira, all 3rd year students of Computer Science. They also won a two-year internship opportunity with Orange Uganda.

The awards also saw other CoCIS students - Joshua Okello, Viola Bazanye and Shafiq Muhatsi who developed the €˜Diet Assistant€„¢ app win sh5million and a one year internship opportunity with Orange Uganda. Their application recommends healthy, affordable and locally available foods.

The third prize application was €˜Brain Share€„¢ while other applications exhibited during the event included m-vigour, Skin Disease Clinic, No Pressure, Livestock Manager, Valley Dams Monitor, A Farm Mobile Market System (FM2S), Mobile phone monitoring € mhealth and QR Verifier.

Speaking during the prize giving ceremony at Makerere University, the Prime Minister, Hon. Amama Mbabazi called for increased research funding to enable the country attain actual transformation, adding that €œInventions are means by which society is transformed. Let us continue to innovate, invent and transform society.€ Mbabazi also encouraged innovators to focus on applications that address people€„¢s pressing needs.

The Orange Community Awards are aimed at providing a platform through which young developers exploit their talent and showcase their innovations.

Last modified on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:08
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Follow Us

Recent Posts

Some latest news

    PHD SUMMER SCHOO SEMINAR The PhD school seminar which was held at Makerere University, to address the various challenges faced by graduate students in the East African Region has been…
  • 07 Sep 1:33 pm AMITY SCHOLARSHIPS
    ThePan-Africane-NetworkProject is a joint initiative of the Govt. of India and countries of the African Union. It aims at imparting education to students of African countries participating in the project,…
  • 07 Sep 1:31 pm Two days annual PACT conference concluded
    HON. NYOMBI THEMBO ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE By. Geoffrey Nyerere and Prossy Tulinomubezi The annual Pan African Conference on Science, Computing and Telecommunications (PACT 2015) that opened Monday 27 July, has…
    By: Jacky Achan Stenden University Senior lecturer, Dan Musinguzi has called on international scholarship seekers to diversify their area of search to stand a chance of winning funds needed to…


Our Partners

  • 25 Feb 11:56 am NORHED Project Weather Information Management through the Application of Suitable ICTs
    The research project - 'Improving East Africa's Weather Information Management through the application of suitable ICTs' has received a grant from the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education…
  • 23 Nov 5:45 pm UNESCO Project
    Menu: Abstract Objectives Activities Beneficiaries Output/results Resources Implementation Sustainability Partnerships Projectdescription 1. Abstractoftheproject While brain drain is affecting most of academic institutions in developing world, the School of Computing and…
  • 09 Nov 1:02 pm UNESCO-HP Brain Gain Initiative Projects
    Makerere University School of Computing and Informatics and‚ Technology‚ is currently implementing‚ an HP-UNESCO‚ funded project‚ entitled Towards Fostering Localized Innovative ICT Solutions under its Brain Gain Initiative. Some specific…
  • 01 Aug 12:10 pm E-Voting Application
    In March 2009, Makerere University Office of the Dean of Students approached the Department of Software Development and Innovation (DSDI) and requested that an application be developed that could help…

Latest Tweets