Incubating Innovation Symposium Welcome Address by Ruka Sanusi

“We open the second annual Incubating Innovation symposium with an emphatic charge from the song Wake Up, Everybody.  Wake Up Everybody is a song that was written in the 1970s, during a time of high unemployment, racial tensions, social and economic hardship.  The charge of the song is to all us.  The song charges us to rise in urgent action …

Neat Eco-Feeds recognized for their zero-waste production cycle

Congratulations to Neat Eco-Feeds for winning two awards at the 2019 Financial Times/ International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Awards held in London on the 13th June 2019. The Transformational Business Awards highlight ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to major development issues, with the programme’s core categories all directly related to global efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals …

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Graduates 3rd Cohort and Inducts 5th Cohort

  10 green entrepreneurs graduated as the third cohort of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) business incubator on the 5th July 2019 at the GCIC offices, Ashesi University. The event also saw the induction of 30 green entrepreneurs as the fifth cohort- the largest yet- into the incubator. Mr. Albert Osei, Founder of Koko King, a traditional food packaging …

Entrepreneur: “Ghana Climate Innovation Centre made my idea come to life”

By Denmark in Ghana The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), that is led by the World Bank with support from Denmark and the Netherlands, helped Desmond Koney start his entrepreneurship. Mechanical engineer, Desmon Koney, has a passion to help solve one of humanity’s greatest challenge: climate change. Together with partners Andrew Quartey, a computer engineer, and Collins Amoah-Antwi, biochemist, he …

MAGGOT PRODUCTION LEADS TO A $100,000 PRIZE FOR GCIC INCUBATEE

  Maggots? Yes. You read it right. Maggots! Demand for poultry rises in Ghana by 13.9% annually – however importers of poultry benefit the most from this increasing demand because local poultry costs four times more to produce than imported poultry.  This is attributed to the cost of feed, which comprises up to 70% of the total cost of production. …

GCIC supports Ashesi Students at the 2018 Global Retail Challenge

With support from the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a student team from Ashesi University’s Design Lab, participated in the 2018 Global Retail Challenge held by Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University in Montreal. The Global Retail Challenge is a challenge that brings young, innovative students together to problem solve on how …

GCIC holds first ever GCIC-Ashesi Open House

On the Thursday 15th November 2018, for the first time since the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) was launched in 2016, the GCIC held an open house at its offices located at Ashesi University. The Open House  was aimed at creating awareness about GCIC among members of the Ashesi Community, and saw in attendance Ashesi students and staff. Ashesi University …

GCIC COHORT 3 WELLBEING RETREAT

What role does disruption play in entrepreneurship? How do you build a trans-generational business? Debt or Equity in choosing a financing option for your business? Is external financing really needed for a business to succeed? What is a transformational business and how do you build one? These were some of the topics tackled at the just ended Cohort 3 Residential …

Bernice Dapaah- one of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit’s Climate Trailblazer

The Global Climate Action Summit brings together leaders and people from around the world and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. One of the ways it does this is through their Climate Trailblazers. Climate Trailblazers are people who spread awareness about climate change activities and those who show through …

LINCON WINIMI PEEDAH SELECTED AS ONE OF AEA’s TOP 50 ENTREPRENEURS IN AFRICA

Lincon Winimi Peedah of Neat Meat Enterprises and one of Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s entrepreneurs, has been selected by African Entrepreneurship Award’s Global Mentors as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs whose idea is one of the Most Significant and Sustainable in Africa. Neat Meat Company Ltd, is a local poultry and livestock processing and packaging factory established in July …