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Stories From The Field: Milken-Motsepe Prize In AgriTech – Village Infrastructure Angels

Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech Finalist Team Village Infrastructure Angels speaks to their entrepreneurial paths, their links to the prize, and the inspiration and motivation behind their innovations in this “Stories From The Field” series. Click here to read more.

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Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Finalists Announced

Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy Finalists Announced  Five teams to share $350,000 in funding to continue developing and testing innovative off-grid green energy technologies  Los Angeles and Johannesburg (2 November, 2023) – The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the five teams advancing to the Finalist Round of the Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy. Each finalist team will receive $70,000 to further develop and test their designs in a live field test demonstration in South Africa next year.  The finalist teams are:  AfTrak Micro Electric Agriculture and Energy, for its innovative system of using solar microgrids to power custom-designed tractors for deep-bed farming;  GEG ehf., for its solar- and geothermal-powered hybrid renewable energy system;  New Digit Technologies, for its compact, portable device to generate energy and purify water;  OMNIVAT, for its containerized electricity generation and storage system for remote communities; and,   Smart Agri-Centres, for its solar-powered community hubs

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ITWeb Africa: Researchers Unveil AgriTech Plan to Boost Rice Production

ITWeb Africa recently featured IRRI-AfricaRice, the Third Place Winner of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech. In this article, Venuprasad Ramaiah, PhD, head of the International Rice Greenbank at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), details the importance of growing flood-tolerant rice varieties across Africa. Read the full article here.

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ITWeb Africa: Agritech start-up Karpolax seeks action in Kenya, Tanzania

ITWeb Africa recently featured Karpolax, the Second Place Winner of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech. In this article, Karpolax co-founders Sandra Namboozo and Samuel Muyita share the company’s plans for expansion, “bringing its green nanotechnology solutions for fruit shelf-life extension to new markets”. Read the full article here.

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