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Jury announced for Epson’s first ever Win-A-Robot competition in Europe, The Middle East and Russia

Epson announces the jury of the 2018 win-a-robot contest, as five experts representing the fields of industry, academia and politics join from around Europe to review applications from one of the first ever competition open across Europe, the Middle East and Russia to win Epson T-series robots. The competition is placing the latest technology in the hands of the future: universities, tertiary education establishments and research institutions are all busy uncovering ideas that support the growth, development and competitiveness of the robotics industry and automation.

The jury will begin the task of judging the competition in January after shortlisting all submissions received. Shortlisted contestants will be invited to present their

HP commits to educate 100,000 across Africa in the next three years

At the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, HP announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa. Ify AFE, managing director, HP Inc. Nigeria have given the announcement during an event. HP’s pledge supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 and furthers the company’s goals to enable better learning

HP cracks down on counterfeit toner in Uganda

HP and the Ugandan authorities have taken down two prominent retailers selling counterfeit HP print cartridges in the Kampala area.

The operation – carried out in August 2018 – was carried out by Ugandan officials and involved raids on several premises, including outlet stores and a hidden manufacturing site for fakes. As a result, the authorities seized over 18,000 ready-for-sale illicit print cartridges.

Glenn Jones, head of HP’s global anti-counterfeiting program for investigations and

Epson’s #WishIdPrintedIt campaign reveals that 89% of respondents admitted to losing photos

Epson, a renowned manufacturer of printing and visual imaging solutions, ran a survey on social media to find out more about people’s printing habits in the digital era as part of its campaign, #WishIdPrintedIt. Nearly half of the respondents (48%) from Middle East and Africa said that they store their photographs on their smartphones, and a staggering 89% admitted to losing their photographs because they had had their phone stolen, their hard drive crashed, or they’d run out of digital storage

Flexofit GmbH hosted their third Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Durban

The Flexofit GmbH from Germany held their third Flexofit South Africa Seminar on October 24th in Durban. After successful seminars in Johannesburg in 2017 and Cape town in 2016, the regional expert audience met at the Indian ocean to enjoy a multifaceted program on the latest technological developments in the printing industry.

Esko’s Flexo Specialist Marc de Mey and Johan Bastiaen, sales manager MEA started the day-long seminar by introducing their latest "Esko Crystal Technology” to the