CoCIS Connect From Invention to Innovation Exhibition

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), is a respected Centre of Excellence in Computing and Information Science training, research and consultancy services in sub-Saharan Africa. With over 6,000 students the College is setting new trends with regard to ICT education, research and innovations in Africa. CoCIS is committed to help solve the ongoing national and global challenges such as climate change, food security, health, education and national transformation to mention but a few. As such, our staff and students have come up with inventions that can provide computing and informatics solutions to propel development in Uganda, the region and beyond.

To showcase these innovations, the College will hold its CoCIS Connect from 26th – 27th March, 2015 under the theme; From Invention to Innovation. This exhibition will provide an opportunity for students, staff, parents and other distinguished guests to view and interact with new technology-based ideas and solutions geared towards solving our development challenges. Please refer to the CoCIS Connect mission statement below. This event will provide a platform where our students highlight the many ways in which ICT innovations can help to drive productivity and economic growth.

A university’s highest calling is to serve its community, not only with graduates possessing relevant knowledge and skills, but with solutions to its problems. CoCIS strives for its students to go beyond the ivory-tower vocation of merely inventing solutions. A solution can only solve a problem if the owners of the problem freely choose to use the solution. In other words, an invention becomes an innovation when people use it to improve their lot, or increase their company’s earnings, or raise their organisation’s effectiveness. The purpose of CoCIS Connect is therefore to enable the College’s dialogue with sponsors, problem owners and the civic community and so challenge our students’ creations with engagement in the world at large. In joining and facilitating this dialogue, you help our community to travel the path together from invention to innovation.

The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura will be the guest of honor to launch the event on the 26th March 2015 at 2pm at the College premises. On the second day the C.E.O MTN Uganda Mr. Brian Gouldie will officiate over the closing ceremony on 27th March 2015 and award certificated and gifts to best exhibitors and sponsors.

Over 5,000 youth are expected to participate and some will take part in the exhibition, bringing the total number of exhibitors up to 30 teams. Other participants will include secondary and undergraduate students from other universities.

Free entrance to the public. Come and connect with us as we go through the journey From Invention to Innovation.

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