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Innovators connect on new cloud app

The black MAMBA1! was created by five students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, including Calvin Vanwieringen and Mathew Darko from Ghana, in 2016. Picture: NQOBILE MBONAMBI/ AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

The black MAMBA1! was created by five students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, including Calvin Vanwieringen and Mathew Darko from Ghana, in 2016. Picture: NQOBILE MBONAMBI/ AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY (ANA)

Published Jul 6, 2018

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DURBAN - To promote and support technological innovation, Innovate Durban, has launched a cloud-first app that allows key stakeholders and the public to collaborate, connect and celebrate in a private, secure space. 

Developed by a local tech company, immedia, the Innovate Durban app provides innovators with a platform on which to find and share information, said Aurelia Albert, chief executive of Innovate Durban, a non-profit company set up by the eThekwini Municipality and other key stakeholders.

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The app also facilitates direct engagement with Innovate Durban, fellow innovators and their partner ecosystem within private programme-related messaging groups or on public channels. 

The black MAMBA1! fully electronic vehicle created by a group of five students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, including Calvin Vanwieringen and Mathew Darko from Ghana, in 2016, is just one of the technological innovations you can access if you download the Innovate Durban app. 

"This private cloud-first platform truly revolutionises the way in which people securely and confidentially communicate within their communities and collaborate with each other - allowing for relevant, real-time information to be shared without the spam, noise and data-harvesting practices we consistently encounter in other forms of communication," said Albert.

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"Innovate Durban has partnered with immedia on a number of exciting and cutting-edge projects for many years and we feel that this platform created by immedia's proudly-Durban team will really set it apart," added Albert. 

Albert said the app would advance their mission to ensure that all projects and programmes create sustainable impact. 

SUNDAY TRIBUNE

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