Socio-Economic Mobile Apps Rewarded At Competition

The first three ranked Apps were for health informatics, e-commerce for MSEs and private computer control

Innovations in mobile delivered health informatics, e-commerce system for micro and small enterprise (MSEs) and personal computer controlling software took the top three awards at the Third ICT Innovation Competition, organised by the ICT Centre of Excellence.

The three innovations received the financial awards on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Dreamliner Hotel, in the Meskel Flower area of Kirkos District.

The process of the 2013/14 ICT innovation competition, in which more than 350 competitors took part, commenced on May 30, 2013.

Competitors were required to come up with mobile-based applications. The Competition also required that the applications contributed towards the socio economic development of the society.

First-placed, Nega Adugna, created a health connection system, called HELCON. The system is a mobile-delivered health informatics solution, intended to serve the health extension program. It is designed to boost the registered health extension program achievements. Nega won 75,000 Br.

Biruk Tezera, the second ranked winner in the general category, created an e-commerce system for MSEs.

“The more than 140,000 MSEs in Ethiopia, organised in five sectors, cannot be successful without adequate market strategy,” Biruk, who won 50,000 Br, said.

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