The Hub

Who we are?

Inclusive and Collaborative Local Tech Innovation Hub is a project by the Faculty of Computing and Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and technology (NUST).

Running from November 2017 to October 2019, the project is fully funded by the Finnish Embassy in Namibia.

Our goal is to become a self-sustaining entity, which will keep on providing inclusive innovation services in Namibia and beyond. To achieve this goal, we work together with partners – private sector companies, parastatals, government entities, NGOs, communities and innovators – who share our vision of a prosperous and inclusive Namibia.

What do we offer?

Unlike many other innovation Hubs in the world, we are not a physical working space but a network, which brings together people, organisations and resources. Our work includes and empowers those who are usually excluded when new solutions are developed.

We are specialised in developing IT innovations, but our approach is people-centric. We understand that technologies in themselves do not solve problems. That is done with people, with help from technologies.

The story behind our logo

More than a hundred thousand years ago, someone in Southern Africa realised it was possible to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. Our logo incorporates the fire sticks to highlight that creativity and innovation exist everywhere, at all times. What is needed are platforms, like our Hub, which give opportunities for everyone to bring their ideas to reality and, in today’s world, to the market.