Young Innovators from the College of Information Technology have risen to new and surprising prominence in the campus and beyond. Their ideas can’t stop amazing and challenging our intellects.
A team of young men and woman, with a rather beautiful and clever innovation, excited the judges and fellow innovators the other day at the Hult Prize in the Mak main building. The news didn’t remain there… The Minister of ICT, Frank Tumwebaze took it to the waves, as he was expressing his thoughts on the recent assistance that Microsoft is offering to young technology innovators in the country.
The government has contracted the American Multi-national Technology Company, Microsoft, to support young innovators in the ICT sector. The partnership is for the government to ensure that the young people coming up with new computer applications get supported.
This team of 3 young men and one lady; Tumusiime Martin, Mpungu Gideon, Kibuule Rogers and Namuli Brenda, is making history, inspiring everyone and grabbing our attention in ways they will never know. Everybody who attended the Hult Prize event in the Makerere University main hall will freshly and vibrantly remember and talk about these students’ innovation.
They developed a mobile application called “Your Waste”. The app helps connect garbage generators to the nearest garbage collectors in different communities. You will now be able to request for garbage collection using a mobile application. It will be possible for us all to schedule garbage collection for the time we think it should be collected, using this application.
During the COCIS Open day and at the Hackathon event at Makerere, the team still wowed the judges with their innovation. They will be flying to Rwanda soon to interact with one of the best innovation hubs in East Africa.