Akure TechUp innovation challenge winner, TREP which is run by two undergraduate students (Taofeek Afeez and Alayande Abiola) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), emerged as this year’s national finalist of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria.
Microsoft Imagine Cup Nigeria is an annual competition organised by Microsoft corporation for undergraduate students in a bid to help solve world challenges and in turn help bridge the unemployment gap in the country.
TREP is a hardware startup that is focused on bridging the gap of indigenous hardware solutions that can fit into existing and evolving infrastructures.
It came top with its solution called Real-Drip, which is a device that helps monitor the flow of intravenous fluid during intravenous treatment and notifies medical staff in real time.
Although TREP emerged as the national finalist, they’re to move on to the next stage which is to compete at the regional level with other National finalists from Middle East and Africa later this month (May 23rd). We hope they will follow the footsteps of Gamsole, Team Humane, and Lifewatch who made it to the worldwide level and came back making Nigeria proud.
Wishing team TREP all the best at the regional level.
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