Nigerian Innovator Justus Nwaoga has developed a new way to collect renewable solar energy by using the mimosa pudica weed, an organic African medicinal plant. The innovation has been chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries, to be among ten finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013.
The ten African innovators have developed practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems. The winners of the IPA 2013 will be announced at a gala dinner on 7 May 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and the Sekunjalo Development Foundation.
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