The Accra Digital Centre (ADC), a technology park designed to create a conducive ecosystem for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana, is committed to championing the ITU’s Smart Incubator programme within the sub-region.
The decision to lead this initiative was declared at the 2019 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) forum held in Geneva, during an official engagement between Alexander Ntoko, Chief, Operations & Planning Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Abraham Kofi Asante, Administrator of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and Board Chairman of ADC and Eric Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, the Managing Director of ADC. Mr. Alexander Ntoko indicated that ITU has accepted this initiative by Ghana and that a memorandum of understanding would be signed between ITU and ADC for the Smart Incubator Program to commence.
The ITU Smart Incubator Programme is a programme purposely designed to assist and support technology-oriented entrepreneurs and start-ups in the early development stages including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT).
The ITU Smart Incubator was launched in September 2018 at the ITU Telecom World in Durban, South Africa.