D:Lab Mobile Summer Presentation and Hangout 2017 at InnoHub

The D:Lab organized its annual D:Lab Mobile Summer Presentation and Hangout at InnoHub, East Legon last Friday 14th July, 2017 . Students shared insights and wonderful thoughts on the projects they are working on this summer.

The event space was sponsored by InnoHub, a Business Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform that helps SMEs with high growth and high impact potential to become investment ready, sustainable, and scalable in order to achieve profitability and social impact. Learn more about InnoHub here. We had the CEO of InnoHub, Nelson Amo grace the occasion.


Event details

What?            D:Lab Mobile Summer Presentation and Hangout

When?           Friday, July 14th 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Where?         InnoHub, East Legon.

Kindly find some pictures below:

CEO of InnoHub (Nelson Amo) sharing some thoughts on Entrepreneurship before the presentations started.

Nana Asomani ’20 and Nene Abayateye ’20 sharing how their team is building a vein finder equipment to help locate the vein with GN Electronics

Victor Hazel ’19 and Joseph Pobee-Brown ’19 share how their team is developing a respiratory tract infection diagnosing device.

Carl Agbenyega ’15 sharing how his team is exploring blockchain technology in the agriculture sector.

Kevin de Youngster ’20 sharing how his team is creating an innovative design entailing the use of ephemeral unique architectural structures to help individuals own their space and express themselves fully through them.


BAHARI: Card Sorting Session


BAHARI is an innovative design initiative to create portable, creative and fun, yet unique spaces that enables students to express themselves creatively and own their space.

Ashesi DLab Maker Skills Sessions -BAHARIReasearch Analysis-01

From an interactive and insightful prosumer brainstorming session which reveal a lot about how students felt about their individual spaces. This event aimed to analyse data gathered to generate insights for creating our first prototypes!

Lead –          Audrey S-Darko

Blockchain (beyond Bitcoin): Research Workshop

A blockchain – originally block chain – is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records called blocks. Each block contains a timestamp and a link to a previous block. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data — once recorded, the data in a block cannot be altered retroactively. Read more.

In Ghana, blockchain is being used by Benben, a lands services company in Ghana. This session will explore the user of block chain in industries other than in digital currency.

Ashesi DLab Maker Skills Sessions - Blockchain Technology-01

This research workshop brought together faculty and students curious about blockchain technology and the potential of using this technology in creating innovative business solutions.

Idea areas identified for the application of blockchain in Ghana  after the research workshop included:

  • Public sector – Government contracts and tenders
  • Elections – national, institutional
  • Music purchase and copyright
  • Transportation management
  • Counterfeit Food certification – Food and Drugs Board, Ghana


Lead –        Carl Yao Agbenyega

How do you imagine your BAHARI?

BAHARI is an innovative design initiative to create portable, creative and fun, yet unique spaces that enable students to express themselves creatively and own their space.

Ashesi DLab Maker Skills Sessions -BAHARI-01

The project team invited everyone to the PROSUMER Brainstorming session engage students in the design process and product development process of creating an innovative student space.

Lead –          Audrey S-Darko

Polythene Waste for Rain Water Harvesting


A major problem on the Ashesi Farm is constant water supply to the maintain plant growth. After several brainstorming sessions, the team discovered that there could be a solution which would solve two problems: improper waste management (polyethene waste) and poor irrigation on the farm. The solution that was born was the use of polyethene waste, specifically ‘pure water’ sachets, create a mechanism for rainwater harvesting.

About 400 pure water sachets were procured from a single person’s consumption of “pure water.” These sachets were sewn together by a local seamstress in Berekuso into a canvas that will be used as water collection surface.

Some members of the farm team started experimenting with local materials to create the first prototype.

The Organic Solar Vest


The organic solar vest is a vest layered with organic photovoltaic cells designed to trap solar energy which would be capable of storing energy for powering mobile devices. The first prototype of this vest is being built by Nicholas Tali, Engineering Lab Coordinator with the support of Pearl Gemegah ’19 and the coordinators of the D:Lab.