Project Title : WAZIUP Open Innovation Platform for IOT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa
Summary: The WAZIUP project, namely the Open Innovation Platform for IoT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa is a collaborative research project using cutting edge technology applying IoT and Big Data to improve the working conditions in the rural ecosystem of Sub-Saharan Africa. First, WAZIUP operates by involving farmers and breeders in order to define the platform specifications in focused validation cases. Second, while tackling challenges which are specific to the rural ecosystem, it also engages the flourishing ICT ecosystem in those countries by fostering new tools and good practices, entrepreneurship and start-ups. Aimed at boosting the ICT sector, WAZIUP proposes solutions aiming at long term sustainability.
The consortium of WAZIUP involves 7 partners from 4 African countries and partners from 5 EU countries combining business developers, technology experts and local Africa companies operating in agriculture and ICT. The project involves also regional hubs with the aim to promote the results to the widest base in the region.
Project Coordinator: Create-Net (Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities)
Partners: Université Gaston Berger, Easy Global Market SAS, Université de Pau, Unparallel Innovation LDA, Innotec21 GMBH, Coders4Africa Senegal, CTIC Dakar, Université Polytechnique de Bobo Dioulasso, Ispace Foundation, Farmerline Ltd, L'Africaine D'architecture
Total Budget: 2,799,662.52 Euros
Budget for Université Gaston Berger: 209,500 Euros / Coordinator: Professor Ousmane Thiaré