Founding Members

WAZIUP

WAZIUP e.V (www.waziup.org) is a non-profit organization promoting cutting-edge technologies and capacity building toward low and middle income countries. WAZIUP has developed affordable and adaptable end-to-end IoT solutions, starting from sensors (WaziDev), IoT Gateway (WaziGate), IoT Cloud (WaziCloud) and application framework (WaziApp). These technologies are based on Open Source hardware and software such as Arduino and Raspberry PI. WAZIUP Open Source IoT-Cloud platform aims to accelerate social innovation and empower local IoT entrepreneurship. WAZIUP is a knowledge partner of ITU (International Telecom Union) Smart Incubator. 
 

CAICT

Founded in 1957,  China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT, whose website is www.caict.ac.cn) is a scientific research, industry promotion and policy formulation institution directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. CAICT provides strong support for the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification, thus proving itself an important facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry. CAICT has strengthened its efforts in making innovations to achieve wider and deeper research landscape while reinforcing its advantages in telecommunication and Internet. In-depth study and foresighted planning have been conducted in the fields of 4G/5G, industrial Internet, smart manufacturing, mobile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), cloud computing, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, future network, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), intelligent hardware, and cyber and information security. 

Accra Digital Centre

INTRODUCTION
Accra Digital Centre is a Government of Ghana mini Technology Park, under the Ministry of Communications, set up to harness the digital potential of Ghana by promoting digital entrepreneurship and creation of digital and ancillary jobs for the youth by hosting Tech firms and Start-ups.
The Centre has a blend of infrastructure, support services and programs that have been carefully designed to create a conducive ecosystem for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana.
The Park is also home to the exceptional e transform (mlab and ihub) facility aimed at training and incubating individuals and Start Ups.
The Centre is driving the ICT and ITES/BPO industry by providing companies and entrepreneurs with affordable office space and other facilities to enable them grow. The Centre’s parent company is Ghana Digital Centres Limited, registered under the Ministry of Communications as a Limited Liability Company wholly owned by the Government of Ghana.
VISION
To help position Ghana as a regional digital hub.
MISSION
To provide the required environment, infrastructure and services to facilitate the growth of ICT/ITES sector and accelerate technological innovation to augment the private sector’s role in providing relevant ICT solutions to various sectors of the economy

WIPO

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. Its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO was established in 1967. It is an agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.

The IP for Business Division (IPBD) is responsible for developing tools and services and implementing programs to support enterprises maximize their potential through intellectual property. The division works with SMEs support institutions and other intermediaries and supports the development of innovation ecosystems, including by helping inventors access the patent system and developing the patent drafting profession.

The Division is located in the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector which is responsible for helping Member States strengthen their innovation ecosystem through effective use of the IP system to drive economic growth. It is therefore responsible for providing support to researchers, innovators, and enterprises, including SMEs. Other key focus areas include IP commercialization for business growth; emergence of IP as an asset class; development of advisory expertise on national IP strategies; economic analysis on the role IP plays in promoting innovation and creativity; strengthening ADR and the services provided by the Arbitration and Mediation Center; and providing technical assistance to the judiciary, as well as services related to the legal databases.

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WAZIUP

WAZIUP e.V (www.waziup.org) is a non-profit organization promoting cutting-edge technologies and capacity building toward low and middle income countries. WAZIUP has developed affordable and adaptable end-to-end IoT solutions, starting from sensors (WaziDev), IoT Gateway (WaziGate), IoT Cloud (WaziCloud) and application framework (WaziApp). These technologies are based on Open Source hardware and software such as Arduino and Raspberry PI. WAZIUP Open Source IoT-Cloud platform aims to accelerate social innovation and empower local IoT entrepreneurship. WAZIUP is a knowledge partner of ITU (International Telecom Union) Smart Incubator. 
 

CAICT

Founded in 1957,  China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT, whose website is www.caict.ac.cn) is a scientific research, industry promotion and policy formulation institution directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. CAICT provides strong support for the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification, thus proving itself an important facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry. CAICT has strengthened its efforts in making innovations to achieve wider and deeper research landscape while reinforcing its advantages in telecommunication and Internet. In-depth study and foresighted planning have been conducted in the fields of 4G/5G, industrial Internet, smart manufacturing, mobile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), cloud computing, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, future network, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), intelligent hardware, and cyber and information security. 

Accra Digital Centre

INTRODUCTION
Accra Digital Centre is a Government of Ghana mini Technology Park, under the Ministry of Communications, set up to harness the digital potential of Ghana by promoting digital entrepreneurship and creation of digital and ancillary jobs for the youth by hosting Tech firms and Start-ups.
The Centre has a blend of infrastructure, support services and programs that have been carefully designed to create a conducive ecosystem for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana.
The Park is also home to the exceptional e transform (mlab and ihub) facility aimed at training and incubating individuals and Start Ups.
The Centre is driving the ICT and ITES/BPO industry by providing companies and entrepreneurs with affordable office space and other facilities to enable them grow. The Centre’s parent company is Ghana Digital Centres Limited, registered under the Ministry of Communications as a Limited Liability Company wholly owned by the Government of Ghana.
VISION
To help position Ghana as a regional digital hub.
MISSION
To provide the required environment, infrastructure and services to facilitate the growth of ICT/ITES sector and accelerate technological innovation to augment the private sector’s role in providing relevant ICT solutions to various sectors of the economy

WIPO

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. Its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO was established in 1967. It is an agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.

 The IP for Business Division (IPBD) is responsible for developing tools and services and implementing programs to support enterprises maximize their potential through intellectual property. The division works with SMEs support institutions and other intermediaries and supports the development of innovation ecosystems, including by helping inventors access the patent system and developing the patent drafting profession.

 The Division is located in the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector which is responsible for helping Member States strengthen their innovation ecosystem through effective use of the IP system to drive economic growth. It is therefore responsible for providing support to researchers, innovators, and enterprises, including SMEs. Other key focus areas include IP commercialization for business growth; emergence of IP as an asset class; development of advisory expertise on national IP strategies; economic analysis on the role IP plays in promoting innovation and creativity; strengthening ADR and the services provided by the Arbitration and Mediation Center; and providing technical assistance to the judiciary, as well as services related to the legal databases.

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