Kenya Vision 2030 ICT innovation awards
A distance radiology solution has won this year’s Kenya Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award.
The solution by Medisoft East Africa Limited, the brainchild of two medical doctors and an IT professional, allows distance diagnosis of radiology results.
With their product, a medical specialist can read radiology results and give his or her opinion without leaving their house.
“Our aim was never to make money but one offering a solution. The award has really motivated us,” said Kanake Ndii, a radiologist and one of the firm’s directors.
Other winners were Green Dreams Tech Ltd for their product iCow, in the Agriculture category; Digital Divide Data Kenya Ltd, in the Business Process Outsourcing sector; Kuza Biashara Ltd, who bagged the award in Education and Training; and Digital Horizons Ltd, the winner in the financial services.
An entry from the sports category from Michezo Afrika Ltd also bagged the top prize in the Gender, Youth and Vulnerable groups’ slot.
Awards for Social Equity and Poverty Reduction went to ALIN and Compulynx Ltd’s MamaMikes.com won in the Wholesale and Retail Trade sector.
The awards, first held in 2011, hope to recognize and celebrate Kenyans who have developed ICT solutions that drive economic growth and social development as outlined in Kenya’s Vision 2030.