Innovation in Africa: what next?

Innovation in Africa: what next?

Africa is heading into an age in which it could potentially “leapfrog into the digital revolution” setting up the continent for major future success and prosperity. The fact that the continent now has access to new and exciting technologies could enable young visionaries to spring into a time of digital…

Celebrating Africa’s innovators as the new year arrives

Celebrating Africa’s innovators as the new year arrives

Between the 2nd and 11th December while world leaders and negotiators gathered at le Bouget for the climate conference, another important conference was going on in Paris. Planet workshops in partnership with a number of public and private organisations organised an African focus conference tagged “Land of African conference” at…

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.

Disruption in the Telecommunication Industry: African telecom firms must innovate

In 1994 when mobile telephony started in Africa, telecommunication revolved around the rich. Between 1994 and 2014, mobile phone subscribers across Africa rose to 329 million and revenue from voice, message and data crossed $75billion mark in 2013 contributing 5.4% of sub-Sahara Africa GDP. And today, Africa is the largest…

Erukilede Julius

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.

Frugal innovations in Africa: solving problems silicon valley neglects

Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever in an interview with Insead Knowledge argues that over consumption of resources presents a unique challenge to the world but resource scarcity can be a catalyst for radical innovation. To respond to this challenge within his capacity as Unilever CEO, he infused frugal innovation into…

Erukilede Julius

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.