The Mobile Applications Laboratory NPC (mLab) was successfully awarded a Regional Innovation Support Programme (RISP) grant by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Technology Localisation Implementation Unit to establish an AgriTech and TravelTech regional innovation network in the Limpopo Province.
The project aims to build a network of researchers, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs to establish a vibrant agriculture and tourism technology ecosystem in Limpopo. Polokwane is the ideal city from which to start building the network and will serve as the hub from which to expand the network to more remote parts of the Limpopo Province.
The RISP Project will focus on:
A soil fertility system, smart irrigation and data collection.
A tourism marketing system that uses drone technology to conduct virtual tours of locations of potential tourists which also has a system for bookings for local and international tourists.
A company that offers an array of products and services including livestock feed, as well as veterinarian and security services, saving farmers a lot of money in transportation whilst contributing to food security.
A solution for local farmers to access an online market using a fast delivery system. This new solution will also supply jobs to many young people in the community.