The ICT4D Competence Center (ICT4DCC), at Fraunhofer AICOS, aims to investigate, research and develop the application of state-of-the-art ICT in developing countries, with an initial focus on the African sub-Saharan region, as well as to provide dedicated pre-commercial ICT mobile solutions for areas such as Agriculture, Health, and Citizens & Government, aiming ultimately to promote urban Very Small Enterprises (VSE) in such countries.
Investigation is therefore carried out with African partners Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa) and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), as well as with European partners Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany) and the Faculdade de Economia do Porto (Portugal), through a joint development of locally relevant solutions, which could be incubated into new businesses.
In the end, the ICT4DCC focuses on providing useful solutions developed under its main research areas:
1. Citizens & mGovernment | 2. mHealth | 3. ICT4VSE | 4. mAgriculture
Citizens & mGovernment | mHealth | ICT4VSE | mAgriculture
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