BioMaker Workshop in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia


A two-day Biomaker Challenge workshop brought together students from the five engineering faculties at the Bahir Dar Institute for Technology (BiT). In collaboration with BiT, CGE, OpenPlant and the University of Cambridge Synthetic Biology IRC, the workshop hosted 30 participants who created 10 mini-projects. A huge thanks to the BiT Maker Space team and the ICT4D Centre at Bahir Dar University for coordinating the workshop.

Maker Space Poster wins Competition at GCAM 2019 


Last week, CGE presented a poster at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The poster detailed the Co-creation Maker Space at the Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT). In collaboration with BiT and Nairobi Maker Space, CGE has supported the establishment of the Maker Space which is located at the main BiT campus. … Continue reading Maker Space Poster wins Competition at GCAM 2019 

CGE Attends Biomaker Challenge Workshop in Ghana


As a partner in the Africa Biomaker Challenge, a GCRF-funded project led by the University of Cambridge’s SynBio Strategic Research Initiative and Open Plant, CGE took part in a Biomaker Challenge workshop in Kumasi, Ghana. Hosted by Kumasi Hive. Biomaker is a programme for project-based training and application development. Interdisciplinary teams were provided with starter kits and technical resources that allow the … Continue reading CGE Attends Biomaker Challenge Workshop in Ghana

Open-Seneca in Nairobi


Cultivator member open-seneca is a student-led initiative working on creating a global low-cost mobile air pollution sensor network.  The aim is to empower citizens with air pollution data to raise awareness, initiate a behavioural change, and inform policy makers on environmental issues. CGE have helped facilitate collaboration between open-Seneca and the Nairobi Maker space on an air … Continue reading Open-Seneca in Nairobi

Challenge Design Workshop


CGE took part in the Sustainable Development Challenge Design Workshop at IfM. The workshop kickstarted the second cycle of the Global Maker Challenge, an online platform allowing ‘makers’ and innovators to collaborate and solve real-world problems.

CW Unplugged: Tech for Earth


Tech for Earth explored innovative technologies’ contribution to tackling agriculture in developing and emerging economies. This was the second of four events as part of the CW Unplugged: Air, Earth, Fire & Water programme.

CGE joins Biomakespace


CGE Cultivator venture eCO-SENSE and CGE staff members joined the Biomakespace Cambridge training event last week. The event provides a space for community based, open access biology and prototyping space. The community of scientists, engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, artists and members of the public gather to explore the links between engineering and biology.

CGE visits Bahir Dar, Ethiopia to explore the innovation eco-system


CGE visited Ethiopia in May to explore the entrepreneurial and innovation eco-system in Bahir Dar. CGE is working in collaboration with the Bahir Dar Institute for Technology (BIT) to establish a Maker Space. The visit was a great success, six focus groups were conducted with over 120 students, we met with local entrepreneurs and innovators, … Continue reading CGE visits Bahir Dar, Ethiopia to explore the innovation eco-system