10 startups in Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator 2020 Cohort unveiled in a virtual showcase

Ten startups are in Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator 2020 cohort. They were unveiled in a virtual showcase organised by CcHub, BizLab and GIZ.
Four of the ten startups in the Africa4Future 2020 cohort are from Nigeria. The Nigerian startups are Agrorite, Crop2Cash, EPINEC and Rural Farmers Hub. The other six startups are Grow For Me (Ghana), AgriEdge (Morocco), DMM.HeHe (Rwanda), XY Analytics (South Africa), Fastagger and Flamingoo Foods (Kenya).
Now in its third year, the 2020 Africa4Future theme is how to use remote sensing for precision agriculture and infrastructure development.
Africa4Future said it received 212 applications . But only these 10 startups addressed two key questions in their applications. How can the remote sensing used for precision agriculture help in responding to food shortages? How can satellite technology ensure sustainable development of infrastructure across Africa?
BizLab and Make-IT in Africa jointly coordinate Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator programme. BizLab is Airbus' aerospace accelerator, while Make-IT in Africa is the accelerator programme of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Tidbit: Airbus became the world's biggest manufacturer of aircraft in the world this year. It has been a second fiddle to Boeing since 2012. But last year, it produced 863 aircraft while Boeing could only deliver 345 aircraft.

Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator programme aims to promote technology partnerships between Airbus and African startups. It has accelerated 14 startups since 2017.
Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) executed this year's Africa4Future as the implementation partner. The pan-Africa innovation centre also provide the startups with strategic support in their engagement with relevant stakeholders.

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Also, UP42 is technology sponsor of Africa4Future. UP42 gave each of the ten startups 25,000 credits to use on its platform and marketplace for Earth data and analytics.
At the end of the three-month acceleration of Africa4Future, all the ten startups in cohort would have an opportunity to present a project to Airbus and GIZ leadership for possible collaboration.
The Showcase: Meet the 10 startups in Africa4Future Aerospace Accelerator 2020 Cohort
CcHUB organised the first virtual showcase for Africa4Future on June 11. Over 600 people were in attendance.
Online conferences and events have become a trend since the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier in April, Ventures Platform hosted an online Demo Day for the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. While Ventures Platform used Zoom for the demo, CcHub used Hopin for its Showcase. Some people also host their events on Periscope, Instagram, Youtube, or other streaming platforms.