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Constraints can be interpreted as a key driver for innovation – and, in the process, of overcoming their own constraints, emerging economies can innovate for the rest of the world as well. MNCs are now tying up with startups around the world and setting up labs in emerging economies to innovate for local as well […
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PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In this photo essay, we feature some of the mixed-media art works in the Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira in Morocco. In the earlier 105 posts, we brought you a wide range of creative photographs from an art…
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Oluwaseun Babajide is a British Nigerian entrepreneur living in Essex, UK. He is building Snaphubr, an image stock platform similar to Shutterstock but exclusively dedicated to Africa-related content. Nigeria and other homes When his father asked him to join him in the UK, Oluwaseun Babajide did not want to leave. He did not want to…
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Some digital innovations from Africa are already making their mark around the world. Mobile payment service m-Pesa (now offered by Vodafone in Asian markets as well) and Ushahidi (crowd platform for monitoring everything from disasters to elections) are just a couple of ventures putting Africa on the global digital innovation map. A new crop of…
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How is it that you can find a distributor for Coca Cola in many remote areas, but not for solar lanterns? How come so many inclusive business projects and social entrepreneurship ventures have languished at pilot stage, or at best succeeded in just a few local clusters? Cross-cutting analysis and recommendations for overcoming such scale…
02.24 / 23:21
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