We are glad to announce the 10 participants from Rwanda that have qualified for the national bootcamps and pitch events that are set to start on 28th March 2022. The bootcamps are the third phase of the Digital Innovations for Business Resilience in the East African Community, a program under the dSkills@EA project.
This program aims to support young innovators at universities in the East African Community to develop and implement digital innovations for business resilience in the times of Covid-19. It started with a call for applications from 24th January 2022 to 21st February 2022. Successful applicants then entered the Ideathon phase which ran from 25th February 2022 to 7th March 2022. Read more about the program here.
The 10 participants that advanced to the Bootcamp phase were selected by a combination of country leads and experts using the selection criteria defined here.
Here are the selected participants that advanced to the Bootcamp stage in Rwanda.
Smart Water Meter by Ndayisenga Gilbert
Smart Water Meter is an innovation that counts the water consumed through its digital water monitoring platform. It also predicts water demand and provides real-time notifications on water usage.
Nzuri Homes by Della Asiko
Nzuri Homes is a digital solution that tracks the availability of houses in Kigali and their occupancy status for students saving them time and costs.
Vitaway E-Clinic by Emmanuel Hakuzimana
Vitaway E-Clinic is a digital healthcare multi-disciplinary platform offering nutritional interventions and personalized care among other services.
RERANEZA by Uwizeye Jeanette
RERANEZA is a software that connects parents, schools and students on one platform to improve the performance of the students through providing personalized and regular feedback.
Smart Hinga by Gedeon Nshimiyumukiza
Smart Hinga is a web-based application that analyzes crop health. It also monitors and connects farmers with their agricultural activities from any part of the world.
Track and Book Services by Ishimwe Gad Bertrand
Track and Book is digitalizing the transport system in Rwanda by leveraging smartphones, smart cards and e-payments.
Examira by Raissa Kamikazi Ndayizeye
Examira is an innovation that helps students to access course material and other education programs.
BAYI Group by Abayisenga Enock
BAYI Group is the builder of the Agri-automatic Rice Transplanter, the world’s first machine that can transplant rice automatically without an operator on board.
Hela by Eric Gakyeli
Hela is a loyalty program mobile app that will be used for the payment of goods and services where the customer accumulates points for paying overtime.
Farm Connect by Rukundo Jean Baptiste
Farm Connect is an app that helps farmers in making a choice by browsing through offers from multiple buyers for their goods before making a decision on who to sell to.
What is next?
The Rwanda Bootcamp phase will begin on 28th March 2022 and will be held at the Grid Innovation and Incubation Hub at the University of Rwanda. This phase will end with a pitch event on 2nd April 2022 where the top two participants to represent Rwanda at the regional grand finale will be selected. You can join the event as a member of the online audience by registering here www.dskills.iucea.org/rw-pitch