Some KNUST students at the Tech Hub
Vodafone Ghana, has partnered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and mFriday to launch the first-ever Technology Hub in Ghana that will provide an invaluable opportunity for developers of web-based mobile content to introduce commercially viable mobile products.
The ‘Tech Hub’ will allow mobile application developers to share ideas, activate their web applications, and build solutions for Ghana. The innovative initiative is based on the Digital Hub and iHub based in Ireland and Kenya respectively.
The facility will give entrepreneurs involved in technology, web developers and the business community the platform to interact, collaborate and fully unleash the booming technological climate in Kumasi, and by extension, the entire nation. These mobile applications, which would be largely designed for the Ghanaian market, would allow designers to test their mobile and technological products.
The hub will also serve as a flourishing ground for people working in the technological industry to meet, train, hold workshops and conferences, and generally provide a library of resources for building capacity and knowledge.
The centre has a lounge area for group meetings, desks and work spaces for personal work and enclosed spaces for meetings.
The Commercial Director of Vodafone Ghana, Nii Boye Agyei said: “With the launch of this Tech Hub in Ghana, we have once again demonstrated our passion for innovation, and have re-affirmed our reputation and position as the leader in the telecommunications industry. We all agree that technology is a key driver of change; that is why Vodafone decided to partner mFriday and the KNUST to build this facility that will provide life-changing opportunities for entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses.”
He further stated that “we have gone to great lengths to furnish this facility with the necessary technological and physical structures that will provide limitless possibilities to the individuals and groups who will be working from here. Vodafone Ghana’s mission on this project is to empower Ghanaians to achieve their potential, to bring industry closer to academia, and to foster and propel locally developed solutions for community needs.”
“We are very proud to be a part of the first ever Tech hub and are looking forward to the innovative ideas and products which will come out of it. We will continue to be at the forefront of such innovative initiatives in the industry, and in Ghana,” Mr. Agyei added.
The Pro Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Peter Donkor added “we are very excited to be involved in creating and building future technology leaders. KNUST has always housed bright minds and with the partnership of Vodafone Ghana & mFriday, we are well equipped in building the skills for the future technology business leaders in Ghana.”