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Jorge Appiah

Kumasi Hive
Kumasi, Ghana
Jorge Appiah is the co-lead for the Kumasi Hive Biotech Lab which provide an enhanced avenue and platform to drive innovation and scale-up the utilization of biotechnology using entrepreneurship in Ghanaian/African local context for sustainable development purpose for the community
He is passionate about youth employment and impact innovations which causes him to focus on accelerating the adoption of the 4th industrial age technologies in solving crucial challenges and creating jobs in Africa through Human Capacity building.
Jorge is the Co-founder/CEO of Kumasi Hive; a Tech innovation Hub for rapid prototyping of ideas, budding local innovations, impact start-up support and promoting youth entrepreneurship as a way of addressing critical social economic and developmental challenges.
He is also the co-organiser and community lead for Africa Open Science and Hardware ( AfricaOSH) which seeks to create the platform for the promotion of Open Science and hardware practice and utilization by African makers, scientists, academia, artists and engineers.
Jorge is a Technoprenuer and Africa Tech-Policy Expert with a background in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (BSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Renewable energy (MSc).