Cape Innovation and Technology (CiTi), recognized as Africa’s oldest technology incubator along with Bandwidth Barn, has been rebranded to UVU Africa to showcase its new pan-African approach.
Founded in 1999, Ci Ti He has worked with government, academia, business and society to foster inclusive growth in the digital economy and has had a significant impact on the growth of the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystems in Cape Town and South Africa.
The newly rebranded UVU Africa is expanding and evolving its commitment across the African continent with the ambition to impact multiple African countries over the next 20 years. The rebrand was celebrated earlier this week at an event attended by 200 ecosystem partners, government advocates, and funders. .
“UVU Africa will continue to design and build an inclusive society fit for the future through innovation and technology. We will drive inclusive growth in the digital economy.We are building the societies of the future across Africa today,” said Josin Lagbar, Chairman of UVU Africa.
UVU Africa’s brand vision is to create a strong contemporary African brand that is inspiring, ambitious, trusted and at the same time reflects the holistic values of the organization. Brand values are a fundamental belief of UVU Africa. As part of your brand core, it acts as a compass that guides your brand’s story, actions, and actions.
The organization also launched a new Cape Town innovation hub and a new 250 square meter state-of-the-art biotech lab that will continue to support and grow the local biotech economy and technology and innovation ecosystem.
“Our intervention and impact spans from Khayelitsha to Kigali. is essential for Africa to unlock its true economic potential. Our program is designed to foster digital inclusion across Africa,” said Ian Merrington, Group CEO, UVU Africa. says.
“Thematic clustering across sectors such as biotechnology and edtech, coupled with digital and entrepreneurial skill building, has proven to be a successful formula for accelerating economic growth and increasing economic participation on the continent. The opening of our new East Africa office in Kigali, Rwanda will enable us to strengthen and build partnerships and collaborations across Africa.UVU Africa will be at the center of Africa’s digital economic growth. There is no mistake.”