EVENTS Greater Accra

Hardware Open House 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NI and the iSpace Foundation host “Hardware Open House” showcasing technology for Accra Negawatt participants

Accra, Ghana, March 3, 2015US-based multinational corporation NI and the iSpace Foundation will jointly hold a community meetup for technologists and entrepreneurs interested in integrated hardware and software solutions upon which they can build their own inventions, including in the field of energy efficiency. NI’s technology is used for advanced data acquisition, measurements, control and monitoring by top corporations (NASA, Tata Motors, Schlumberger, Samsung,, Duke Energy) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), alike.

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This meetup is organized under the auspices of the World Bank’s Accra Negawatt Challenge Competition, which is part of the international competition – the Negawatt Challenge – empowering communities around the world to innovate around urban energy issues. In addition to Ghana, the Negawatt Challenge is also unfolding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

What:   Hardware Open House is the second meetup organized by the iSpace Foundation under the auspices of the Accra Negawatt Challenge.

Who:    NI and the iSpace Foundation, with support from Power World Ltd.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-8:00PM

NI- Since 1976 , NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity, innovation, and drive rapid discovery . Customers from a wide variety of industries- from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics- use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

Ispace

The iSpace Foundation is a co-working tech and creative hub for startups, innovators, social entrepreneurs, creators, developers, technologists, designers and change makers in Accra, Ghana. Founded in 2013, iSpace fills an incredible gap in the ecosystem by providing an open environment where community, talent, management, entrepreneurship, business mentorship and research meet to join forces and innovate, while facilitating the connection of great minds, ideas and talent.

 

Negawatt

Negawatt Challenge is an international competition empowering communities to innovate around local energy issues. Using a multi-phase open innovation methodology, this initiative aims to transform cities into more sustainable and energy efficient places. Cities all over the world have been selected on the basis of their governments’ commitment to energy efficiency and low carbon growth, as well as the existence of dynamic and growing entrepreneurial and technology sectors. National Instruments is a Terrawatt Sponsor of the Negawatt Challenge providing significant financial and in-kind support in all participating cities: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

 National InstrumentsRudi NgnepiPhone: (233) 054-894-9807Email: rudi.ngnepi@ni.com

 

 The iSpace FoundationAlison RoadburgPhone: (233) 244-575-306Email: Alison@ispacegh.com

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