Here is the list of the 45 winning Ugandan innovators under NIISP

In an Award ceremony that was held on 3rd February 2021, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance awarded ICT innovators under NIISP (National ICT Initiatives Support Programme) Phase III with a collective reward of UGX7.39 billion.

The award ceremony that took place yesterday at the Minstry of ICT Source:

Also read: Ministry of ICT awards innovators under NIISP with Shs7.3 billion reward.

Here is the list of winning Ugandan innovators under NIISP and brief descriptions about there start-ups.

1.Eco System for Telecommuting in UgandaEco System for Telecommuting in Uganda
2.SANPAYA mobile application technology that empowers mobile-money users to instantly pay for goods and services by Scanning bills with their phones
3.My MusawoAn app that allows Ugandans to have immediate access to medical experts, services, products and information
4.The Cradle Online Early Childhood Development ApplicationInnovation that empowers parents or primary caregivers with knowledge and practices about early childhood
5.COVID19 DATA ENGINEInnovation to churn COVID related data into useful insights
6.GOGP-Telemedicine applicationTelemedicine application which by video chat remotely connects those in need of medical assistance with qualified doctors
7.Nzani Hub Skills Platform for COVID19 responseAn e-learning hands-on skills platform that provides first ever hands-on practical skills to young people and provide an e-learning skills platform during and after COVID
8.ZOORAZoora is a community empowerment platform for digital education for VSLAs
9.National last mile Postal Supply Chain with the use of National Postcodes and AddressesThe Innovation provides a national cellular phone platform
10.skooldeskA web based platform that improves proficiency levels in English, Math and Science
11.FolloAppA web and mobile application that leverages on Ministry of Health Village Health Teams (VHTs) model to increase utilisation of antenatal services among pregnant mothers and health facility deliveries during and after covid-19 pandemic in Uganda
12.LetsFarmAppConnecting subsistence farmers to buyers, extension workers and input providers during and after covid-19 pandemic through USSD
13.electronic Village Health TeamAn intuitive tablet based application that digitizes training modules for Village Health Teams
14.MyBlood AppMobile and USSD code based application that enables people to register as potential blood donors
15.COVidTraceAn obtrusive and intuitive app that records user movement data and stores it locally on the smartphone for 14 days
16.FlipPayA payment platform that facilitates money transfer, merchant payments, fundraising, and lending/borrowing among groups. The solution is in the beta tasting stage.
17.Surveillance testing and follow up system for COVIDIt helps in automating and digitizing the identification and tracing of COVID-19 suspects and cases as well as their contacts
18.CAUCUS (Robust online collaboration platform)CAUCUS source code and commercialization
19.CAUCUSCAUCUS maintenance and support
20.Government Radio NetworkSingle platform two way radio network to boost effective intercommunication
21.SCINTL Smart CampusA home-grown cloud based school management and e-learning platform for all educational institutions
22.Digital Agriculture Advisory and Extension Platform for Food Security During and After COVID CrisisFarmers Call Center providing agriculture advisory and extension services to the last mile smallholder farmers
23.DOTSAIDIA DOTSHULEA turnkey ICT based information management platform for all schools
24.Movement Authorization Website ApplicationA website which allows the general public to request for authorization from authorities to move and perform essential activities during the pandemic lockdown period
25.Busitema University Lightboard for enhanced online learning of STEM coursesAn innovative e-learning tool known as the light board enables the teacher/lecturer to have eye contact with the learners and therefore in due processes enhanced learning
26.The Touchless Wash KitAn automated touchless point-of-hand washing system that uses digital sound communication to promote hand hygiene adherence during use
27.Tracenode Relief and Aid Distribution SystemA crowdfunding solution connects those in Urgent need of help to those who can contribute through a USSD and web application
28.Electronic Quarantine Monitoring SystemUsing smart radio frequency infrastructure attached to a home quarantined person to ensure they stay home
29.A GIS Based Disease Surveillance System for Mbarara Regional Hospital GIBDSSA GIS-Based Disease surveillance System-GIBEDSS is used for real time spatial monitoring and management of epidemics
30.YukudemyAn Open E-learning Platform-OEP geared towards the sharing of skills and knowledge
31.centralized information portalCentralizes from information ministries and parastatals in one place
32.Ogaget National Ambulance ServiceInnovation to assist with fastest access to emergency medical transport and immediate care that aligns with the budget of a patient
33.AccesAbleA platform that connects Deaf people with the service providers using SL interpreters
34.Cogniware Insights EpidemiologyAn open platform for health ministries and security agencies, to manage and apply protective measures such as smart quarantine, isolation and contact tracing effectively
35.Open Data PortalThis portal shall be used to publish approved Government datasets from various sectors. The dat will be presented in open and accessible formats without any restrictions so that it can be reused by stakeholders to generate other innovative products and services.
36.Online Interactive Learning platform with inbuilt learning analyticsAn Online Interactive Learning platform with inbuilt learning analytics
37.eFikia-web based Video Conferencing solutionA web based video conferencing solution that allows people to communicate remotely through a web browser. eFikia simplifies the process of online meeting and makes it so easy that anyone can use it.
38.Uganda Health Survey Geographical Information Systems ProjectA novel digital innovation for surveillance of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic cases and existing diseases of public health concern. Our innovation will use Geographical Information System-GIS to collect surveillance data and shared on a platform in real-time.
39.Terra the RobotA physical robot that has an arm that can lift through 2 feet vertically, remotely controlled up to 300 metres away, has two automated carrier containers, has a display screen, automatic sanitizer pump, navigation sensors like ultrasonic sensors and temperature, she has two driving wheels and a support at the back, and made of acrylic and wood.
40.Surveillance tracing and follow up system for COVIDAn integrated system that helps Ministry of Health to control the spread of COVID-19 by automating and digitizing the identification and tracing of COVID-19 suspects and cases as well as their contacts, using mobile phones and locations-based services
41.Gulu University Digital Solutions PlatformA digital solution to support the public services delivery system through digital education platform and solutions to support the fight against coronavirus pandemic in Uganda.
42.Digital Technologies to fight COVID-19 in Northern UgandaCOMNETU proposes to enhance national efforts in the fight against the coronavirus and improvement in the service delivery sector by deploying her SMS platform
43.CTI (Call The Clinic CV19)A digital healthcare Application that leverages telemedicine, artificial intelligence, data, and a mobile team of medical professionals to deliver an affordable suite of healthcare products for over-the-phone infectious diseases or medical emergencies like COVID-19
44.Victoria University Mobile App to Access Vehicle Security DetailsA mobile application which will be installed on mobile devices operated by law enforcement officers to identify whether a particular vehicle on the road is complying with the traffic regulations and whether the driver’s license being carried by the driver is valid.
45.Digital Market Place for Local Manufacturers An Electronic Trade Enabler that eliminates demand and supply chain bottlenecks by facilitating manufacturers via a Web-based platform that brings manufacturers, buyers and suppliers together to discover, collaborate, purchase and partner to close business dealings.

Background of NIISP

The National ICT Initiatives Support Program (NIISP) was established in 2018 to promote the development of an ecosystem and marketplace for ICT Innovation for creative digital goods from Uganda. The program called for innovators to apply in April 2020 in the following areas which are: applications for innovations that support the fight against the novel coronavirus, health information systems and applications to improve public service delivery. Over 950 applications were received online. 45 start-ups emerged as the winners at the end of the evaluation.

The winning Ugandan innovators under NIISP received a collective reward of UGX7.39 billion from the government as contribution to their growth so they can have significant impact nation wide and also on a global scale.

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