July 24, 2024

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The Kosmos Innovation Center, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, on last Friday 21st June, 2024, launched a 2-day workshop on the Agritech Challenge Classic.

The workshop, which is ongoing at the campus auditorium of the Ejura Agric College and Mechanization Center in the Ashanti Region, aims to orient participants, or “AgriTechies,” on what is expected from them during the program, as well as providing them with the opportunity to ask questions and engage with industry experts.

The KIC Agritech Challenge Classic, which is one of the many programs run by the Kosmos Innovation Center, aims to foster innovation and collaboration in the agricultural technology sector.

Day one of the program brought together a diverse group of participants, all of whom are passionate about harnessing the power of technology to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector.

Through a series of interactive sessions, participants were introduced to the various components of the Agritech Challenge Classic, including idea generation, prototype development, and business planning.

In an interview with the Entrepreneurship Development Specialist at Kosmos Innovation Center, Ato Ulzen-Appiah, he explained that, the KIC Agritech Challenge Classic, is a training competition among group of individuals who seeks to add something new to the agricultural value chain.

Mr. Ato Ulzen-Appiah, further disclosed that, KIC aims to nurture young entrepreneurs and develop the brain dream of young entrepreneurs into a minimum viable project and eventually into a sustainable business in the agriculture sector

“At KIC, we train the youth on how best they can develop their business idea in agriculture into a sustainable business in agriculture.

“The Kosmos Innovation Center’s Classic challenge, is in a form of a competition among group of individuals who come together to form groups, so KIC awards money to the best groups to support their dream brain.” He said

Mr. Ulzen-Appiah continued, “one can join this program by visiting our website and apply online, a lot of people actually apply but we usually screen the applicants and come out with those who fit into the program then we start training them.

” All the projects we run at KIC is to tackle unemployment and we want individuals to bring creativity and innovation into the agriculture value chain, we target the youth because we want the youth to venture into agriculture.

“At KIC we invest in the jokei and not the horse so we invest in the team and not so much the business idea, so we are looking for those who are passionate in the agribusiness and will take responsibility for their own learning and try to do better, because if they do better, it will be better for themselves, for their community and for the country.”

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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